Marco Pantani twice defeated Lance Armstrong in mountaintop stages of the 2000 Tour de France. But Pantani was also a victim of the drug culture of professional cycling, and from the heights of stardom he sank to the depths of depression. Marco Pantani: The Legend of a Tragic Champion chronicles the highs and lows of Pantani’s life and cycling career.

VeloNews editor John Wilcockson draws from leading American and European sportswriters to tell Pantani’s story with candor and class. Black-and-white and color photographs by Graham Watson throughout. Also includes the telling L’Hebdo interview with Christina Jonsson, Pantani’s girlfriend.

Paperback. B&w photos, 16-page color photo section.
6″ x 9″, 280 pp., $19.95, 9781931382656

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