Whether you liked him or not, there’s no denying that Marco Pantani was a massively influential character in the world of professional cycling.
Pantani’s is perhaps the greatest cycling story ever told.
In 1998, Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport.
However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room, from acute cocaine poisoning. He had been an addict for five years. This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man verses mountain, athlete verses addiction, Marco Pantani verses himself.
Stunning portrayal of a great sporting tragedy
What sets this apart from the standard film however, is the generous dose of added content that wearecolony have provided.
With over a dozen extra interviews and features about the film it provides an insightful, and at times poignant look into the life of the troubled cyclist.
I really like the platform that the film is delivered on, it’s available on both laptop and mobile device, so it’s possible to watch on the go (perfect for train viewing) and the quality transfers to the small screen well.
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