April 1/01 10:25 am - Pantani Surgery
Posted by Editor on 04/1/01
Marco Pantani, in his quest to win another Tour de France has resorted to plastic surgery. The Mercatone Uno star has had a procedure known as 'ear pinning' performed, in hopes of improving aerodynamics in time trials - one of his weaker events. As you can see from the photos below, the surgery has tightened his profile by pulling his ears back closer to the scalp. We will find out this season whether the operations hashad the effect Pantani was hoping for.