Grazie Marco Pantani!

Today, marks six years since the untimely death of the great climber Marco Pantani. He was one of cycling's most if not gifted climbers. His love for the mountains is legendary especially for his two wins at the 1998 Tour & Giro. When he rode he did so with authority often finishing higher and stronger than his competitors.

That's what I want to remember him by for his Il Pirata persona - strong & attacking but perhaps hiding behind a most sensitive soul!