Cycling: Four arrested for supplying Pantani drugs

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Police have arrested four people for allegedly selling drugs to the former Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner Marco Pantani, who died in February from cocaine poisoning.

Police have arrested four people for allegedly selling drugs to the former Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner Marco Pantani, who died in February from cocaine poisoning.

Police in Rimini, where the cyclist died, said three men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of having sold the 34-year-old Italian the fatal dose. The four were identified by tapping a telephone and through numbers stored on his mobile phone.

Pantani was found dead in a hotel room on 14 February. A coroner's report ruled that he died from cocaine poisoning that appeared to be accidental, despite speculation that he may have committed suicide.

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