inCycle video: Remembering Marco Pantani

Marco Pantani wins in the Maglia rosa
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Giro d'Italia was due to finish in Cesenatico today, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Novi Colli Gran Fondo event and, as ever in May during the Corsa Rosa, to remember Marco Pantani, who would have also been 50 this year. Pantani started cycling with the Cesenatico Fausto Coppi cycling team and the same volunteers organise what is widely considered as the first and still one of the best Italian Gran Fondo events.

The Giro d'Italia has been postponed until October due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the 50th edition of the Novi Colli will be held on May 23, 2021. If the spread of the COVID-19 virus is under control and the Giro d'Italia goes ahead, the race will take over Cesenatico on October 15, covering the Novi Colli route deep into the Romagna hills and no doubt celebrating Pantani's victories at the Giro d'Italia and recalling his innate climbing ability, which was crafted in the steep country roads.

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