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In a few days the Tour de France will start and this edition will celebrate the inclusion of the Galibier in the Tour 100 years ago. As part of the history of this mountain a new monument was inaugurated on Galibier on June 19th dedicated to Marco Pantani. It was on Galibier, on July 27, 1998, that Pantani made his ferocious attack against Jan Ullrich, then the yellow jersey, and relegated the German to nearly nine minutes in a day to pandemonium.

The “Pantani Forever” monument is located at 2,301 meters of elevation on Galibier, the point where Pantani began his attack.

The monument was created by Massimo Salvagno from stone from the Piedmonte region, from Luserna San Giovanni.