Monday, February 01, 2010

marco pantani bianchi


the longer pantani has been gone, the more i like him. perhaps it's a case of "absence makes the heart grow fonder", but truly it's more a matter of me actually having watched him race. it seems as though pantani is in so many of the cycling videos that i watch while riding the trainer. up until this point, i really only read about him in magazines and on the web. the press rarely painted a pretty picture of the man. i like to let a rider's performances speak for them, although it's hard in this instantaneous information environment to allow that to happen and i get caught up like the next guy. simoni, ricco, rassmussen, pantani, petacchi, etc...there is always something in the press to taint a person's view. but watching them RACE, which is what we all love to see them do, erases that from my mind.

cycling news has THIS ARTICLE on marco's bike.

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