Pantani's mother wants new investigation

Tonina Pantani, mother of late professional cyclist Marco Pantani, has asked a new investigation be opened into her son's death, according to Sportwereld. The Italian winner of the 1998 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France died three years ago in a Rimini, Italy, hotel room after overdosing on cocaine. "The hour of his death is still not clear. There were other people present in his hotel room at the time," Tonina declared.

Giseppe Fortuni, a Doctor of Law in Bologna, said yesterday that "everything possible has been done according to the law", in regards to Pantani's death. The re-opening of the case by Tonina follows the release of a book on the life of the cyclist, which was written by French L'Equipe sports journalist Philippe Brunel.

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