|born on||13 January 1970 at 11:50 (= 11:50 AM )|
|Place||Cesena, Italy, 44n08, 12e15|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°51' 09°12 Asc. 01°11'|
Italian cyclist, 1998 Tour de France winner, found dead on February 14, 2004 in a hotel at 9:30 PM in Rimini, Italy. Tranquilizers were found by his side. Whether it was an accidental drug overdose, suicide or other, the results of the autopsy are pending.
In 1998, he won the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France back to back, the first Italian to accomplish the feat, and he became a major star. In 1999, he was disqualified when it was found that he had been using performance enhancing drugs. He won two stages of the Tour de France in 2000. Pantani was also banned in 2002 for using insulin during the previous year's Giro. He rode in the 2003 Giro, finishing 14th, and subsequently checked into a clinic in early 2003 for treatment for his depression. He emerged after two weeks. He had become increasingly withdrawn, and he told fans in the fall of 2004, "Forget about Pantani the cyclist."
- Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 2003 (drug rehab program for two weeks)
- Work : Prize 1998 (won Tour de France and Giro d'Italia back to back)
- Work : Lose social status 1999 (disqualified for using drugs)
- Work : Lose social status 2002 (banned from racing because of drug use)
- Death, Cause unspecified 14 February 2004 at 9:30 PM in Rimini, Italy (cause unknown; accidental drug abuse or suicide likely)
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Bordoni quotes birth certificate
- Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (performance enhancing drugs)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression