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Video: Team Wiggins riders visit Pantani museum

Mark Christian and Liam Holohan pay respects to one of their cycling heroes

Team Wiggins riders Mark Christian and Liam Holohan have visited the museum dedicated to one of their cycling heroes - the late Marco Pantani.

Christian, aged 25, and Holohan, 28, visited the museum in Cesenatico, the home town of the cyclist nicknamed il Pirata, in March when they were competing in the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.

Italian brand fi'zi:k, which supplies saddles and bartape to Team Wiggins, accompanied the pair on their visit and produced a short video.

Located near the Adriatic coastal town's railway station, the museum is divided into three areas, each of around 100 square metres and each named after a climb associated with the 1998 Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner - Sala Mortirolo, the Sala Alpe d'Huez and Sala Bocchetta, the latter being the museum's outdoor space.

On display are jerseys, bikes and trophies from the career of the rider who died in 2004 at the age of 34, as well as multimedia exhibits showing him in his prime.

Someone else who visited the museum recently is's own VecchioJo, who was on a trip to Italy to ride the Nove Colli - you can read his thoughts on it here.



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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