Former Tour de France winner Pantani dies - reports

Updated: February 14, 2004, 5:15 PM ET

ROME, Feb 14 - Former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani has died at the age of 34, according to media reports in Italy.

It was reported that he died in Rimini.

The Italian, a fine climber, won the Tour de France in 1998.

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