Icons Notebook 003: Marco Pantani

$18.00 $27.00


"Your Head Matters More Than Your Legs"

Rarely could the words uttered by a rider be so true. Marco Pantani was a modern icon, a flawed, brittle, brilliant idol. Capable of destroying races and riders as soon as the roads pointed upwards, he also fought his own demons from within.

In many ways Pantani was a symbol and a product of the wild, bad EPO era, but he was also just one of many of its victims. We can never know what it would have been like to see him fly in cleaner times, but one thing is certain: those who saw him take flight will never forget it. 


All The Handmade Cyclist’s designs start life as a sketch in a notebook. A shape, a line, a story. Pen, pencil, or whatever was to hand. Thoughts, ideas, plans. A great notebook is a companion, a colleague and a confidante.

Our beautiful notebooks feel as good as they look, with a luxurious and durable soft-touch cover (don’t be surprised if you can’t stop stroking them) and with 96 pages there’s month's worth of doodling to be done. The ideal size to fit in a jacket pocket or bag, with an elastic closure to keep things tidy. A great gift for the cycling fan if your life, or a perfect treat for you.