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Pantani’s girlfriend charged

The Russian girlfriend of cyclist Marco Pantani is being accused of complicity in supplying the cocaine that authorities said was the cause of his death in February. Elena Korovina was among five others accused of supplying cocaine by investigator Paolo Gengarelli. The five may face charges of trafficking and distribution of drugs, although the judge in charge of the preliminary investigation has yet to decide on whether to prosecute. Pantani, the last rider to win both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same year, was found dead in a hotel in Rimini on February 14, from an

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By Agence France Press

The Russian girlfriend of cyclist Marco Pantani is being accused of complicity in supplying the cocaine that authorities said was the cause of his death in February.

Elena Korovina was among five others accused of supplying cocaine by investigator Paolo Gengarelli.

The five may face charges of trafficking and distribution of drugs, although the judge in charge of the preliminary investigation has yet to decide on whether to prosecute.

Pantani, the last rider to win both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same year, was found dead in a hotel in Rimini on February 14, from an overdose of cocaine.

He was being treated for depression at the time, but the coroner ruled his death was probably an accidental overdose and not suicide.