But for the cycling community over the past decade, Valentine's Day is less about roses and more about one of the best-loved men to don the famous maglia rosa.
Marco Pantani died of acute cocaine poisoning in his hotel room in Rimini on Valentine's Day in 2004. It was a pretty sordid way for a great champion to go.
Given his spiral into depression and drug addiction, it was perhaps, in hindsight, hardly a surprise. Yet it remains shocking that such a thing could have happened toRead More »from Spare a Valentine’s Day thought for Marco Pantani (13.01.1970 – 14.02.2004)