while i was watching tour de france yesterday i just remembered marco pantani. as a kid i used to watch cycling w/ my dad and i was always fascinated about this extravagant person. his bald head and his earrings gave him a pirate-like image and that’s exactly a term to describe him; he used to cycle like a wild pirate through the french mountains. interesting dude. too bad he died tragically; alone in a hotel room after an od.
- drawing is taken from a recently released comic about the end of pantani’s career and life called [in dutch] “het einde van de piraat” by marco rizzo.