The 34-year old climber - plagued by doping scandals at the end of his career, which had included a Tour de France overall victory - was found dead on Saturday. Most sources believe he had taken his own life.

World of cycling rocked by death of Pantani

News and comment pieces here. The first one is from the main Italian sports newspaper.

http://www.gazzetta.it/…/pp_1.0.298098311.shtml

http://www.velonews.com/…/5557.0.html

http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=5658

http://www.cyclingnews.com/…/feb15news1

http://www.procycling.com/news_main.asp?newsId=4924

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