Marco Pantani shook the cycling world on Feb. 14th, 2004 with his sudden death alone in a hotel room in Rimini, Italy. Although it's 4 years ago, I'm sadden with the lost of this great cyclist. And, I have tremendous respect and admiration for one of the world's finest climbers. He was adored by his fans while mercilessly shunned away by his detractors.
Top photo: www.ilmessaggero.it
Bottom photo: www.hotelprestigio.it