Giro d'Italia
2004-05-28, 12:26 p.m.

I've been watching the Giro d’Italia for the past couple weeks and it really hurts me that there was only a passing comment about Marco Pantani.

I loved Marco Pantani and he was the one who created an interest in the Cyclist Sport. I can't but help feel for his family and the disrespect that his passing has generated. He after all had won the Giro d'Italia in 1998. He had also won 5 races in the Tour de France.

I'd of expected no comments about Marco at the up and coming Tour de France, the French have a major chip happening because they haven't been doing well, but not the Giro d'Italia!

What pissers I tell you.

Marco Pantani, who spent the last few years fighting for his reputation, last raced in the 2003 Giro, finishing 14th. It sucks what depression can do to a person. He committed suicide in a Hotel room. It was said that he had written "some thoughts" on hotel stationery but it was not a farewell note.

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