Italian police open new investigation into Marco Pantani's death

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

Police in Italy have opened a new murder inquiry into the death of Marco Pantani after doubts arose about the final hours of his life via a new document of evidence submitted by his mother Tonina.

Secret evidence given by the drug dealer who sold Pantani his last dose of cocaine to a parliamentary committee has also muddied the waters and led to Tonina Pantani pushing once again for a further investigation.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.