In 1998, Italian cyclist Marco Pantani won both the Giro D’Italia and the Tour De France. He was on top of the world.
By February 2004, he had died alone in a squalid drug-ridden hotel room in Rimini.
Pantani’s rise and fall is a story of epic proportions.
The Pirate tells of a modern Prometheus, a man destroyed by the very forces that propelled him to reach the summit of human endeavour, before sending him crashing to the rocks below.