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Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Erskine
  • Written by: James Erskine
  • UK release: 16 May 2014

Documentary following the rise and fall of Marco Pantani, a Tour de France winner who died alone in a hotel room from cocaine poisoning.

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Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

13 May 20143 stars

An artfully-constructed sport doc that fails to find its focus

The death of Italian road race champion Marco Pantani in 2004 was a key moment in the history of cycling; a folk hero to millions, Pantani was a troubled individual who styled himself as ‘the pirate’ but ended up being hounded from the sport he loved by…

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