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Archive for Sunday, June 20, 1999

PANTINI CUTLINE

June 20, 1999

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND JUNE 19-20--FILE--Italy's Marco Pantani is surrounded by Carabinieri (Italian police) officers as he leaves his hotel in Madonna di Campiglio Saturday, June 5, 1999, after he was banned from the Tour of Italy cycling race after down tests showed unusually high levels of red cells in in his blood.Three weeks and Pantani's infamous blood test later, the entire sport needs a miracle. If cycling was hurting after last year's doping-scarred Tour de France, it is in intensive care with this year's Tour approaching. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

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