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The Pantani-Cipollini marriage is off
Latest news is that Pantani could not live with the requirement that the proposed merged team (Acqua/Mercatone) levied regarding his self-promotional efforts. He insisted on retaining control of his publicity efforts.
Probably a good idea on his part, as that is about all that he can use to make money these days. People apparently still buy his posters, etc. Racing certainly doesn't look like a viable option for income any more.
Too bad, those two deserve each other.