About the eventMatt Rendell introduces 'Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist'
GLOUCESTER CYCLING FILM NIGHT, FEBRUARY 12: A special screening of the acclaimed documentary about doomed Italian cycling champion Marco Pantani.
We are delighted to have ITV Tour de France commentator and author Matt Rendell, on whose book the film is based, joining us to introduce the screening. There will be also a chance to ask Matt questions after the screening.
After winning the 1998 Tour de France, Pantani was the biggest name in Italian sport, a national icon, loved by all sections of society. But within six years, he was dead. James Erskine’s acclaimed documentary tells the story of a great champion and his rapid demise, asking whether such an eccentric loner ever stood a chance in the face of the malign forces within professional cycling and Italian society.