Marco Pantani (13 January 1970 – 14 February 2004) widely considered as one of the best climbers of his era in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France and in 1998, is the last cyclist, and one of only seven, to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year. Pantani’s attacking style and aggressive riding turned him into a fan favorite in the late 1990s. He was known as “Il Pirata” (“The pirate”) because of his shaved head and the bandana and earrings he always wore. At 1.72 m and 57 kg, he had the classic build for a mountain climber.
Marco Pantani rode for Mercatone Uno Team in years 1997-2002. They were sponsored by Wilier in 1997 and 2002. Their top of the line frames f
Proudly presenting one of the most iconic bikes in cycling history, the WILIER Easton – almost identical to Marco Pantani’s bike from 1997. The full carbon frame is shinning in beautiful Mercatone Uno paintjob, build with Shimano Dura Ace 25th Anniversary groupset and very special parts like Selle Italia Flite Titanium Pantani saddle, Selcof seatpost. At their thinnest point, these spokes has diameter of 1.2mm! Only top of the top components were good enough for ”The Pirate” Selcof Titanium seatpost, Pantani’s personalized TCS saddle, 3T cockpit, LOOK pedals, so all exact components as used by Marco Pantani at the 1997 Tour de France.
Unique chance for all Pantani fans to get this amazing bike.
Frameset: Wilier K2 Mercatone Uno (by C4)
-seat tube (c-t): 49.5cm
-top tube (c-c): 50 cm
-headset tube: 12.2 cm
-standover: 75 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 25th ( 53/39)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 25th
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 25th
Brake Levers / Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 25th
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 25th
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 25th
Stem: Ritchey WCS (120mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Water bottle: Elite Mercatone Uno
Water bottle cage: Elite
Condition: Used, but very condition. Original paint and decals. Some tinny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.