Memorial Marco Pantani

Memorial Marco Pantani
Race details
Date Early-October
Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Local name(s) Memorial Marco Pantani
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
Organiser Gruppo Sportivo Emilia
First edition 2004 (2004)
Editions 13 (as of 2016)
First winner  Damiano Cunego (ITA)
Most wins No repeat winners
Most recent  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA)

The Memorial Marco Pantani is a professional road bicycle race held annually in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


The race has been organized since 2004 and serves as a memory of Marco Pantani. The race starts in Cesenatico, Pantani's hometown, and follows a route towards his birthplace, Cesena. In 2007 the race was organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2013, the race was merged with the Giro della Romagna, a race in the same region.[1][2]

After Gilberto Simoni won in 2005 edition of the race, he paid tribute to Pantani's memory by saying:

This race, paying our respects at the cemetery, the visit to Pantani's parents, have made me reflect a lot. Marco and I were never friends, we were rivals. 15 years ago we duelled as amateurs, and when we turned pro, he obtained important results and I did not. I can say that I was jealous and perhaps it was because of this that we never became friends. To be here and to win this race has a great importance for me. I want to remember Marco in a proper manner. Today, I won for him.[3]


Rider Team
2004 Italy Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2005 Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni (ITA) Lampre–Caffita
2006 Italy Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre–Fondital
2007 Italy Pellizotti, FrancoFranco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas
2008 Italy Rossi, EnricoEnrico Rossi (ITA) NGC Medical-OTC Industria Porte
2009 Italy Ferrari, RobertoRoberto Ferrari (ITA) LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini
2010 Italy Viviani, EliaElia Viviani (ITA) Liquigas–Doimo
2011 Italy Taborre, FabioFabio Taborre (ITA) Acqua & Sapone
2012 Italy Felline, FabioFabio Felline (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
2013 Italy Modolo, SachaSacha Modolo (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox
2014 Italy Colbrelli, SonnySonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF
2015 Italy Ulissi, DiegoDiego Ulissi (ITA) Italy national cycling team
2016 Italy Gavazzi, FrancescoFrancesco Gavazzi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec


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