Regarding the story (here) of the auction of the 1998 Bianchi that Marco Pantani raced: the Pantani family has categorically denied that it may be the bicycle that has been raced on the famous Tour stage from Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes, now legendary, let alone the Milan-Sanremo the following year.
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