Friday, March 23, 2007

Sunshine Boy...Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini (born March 22, 1967) is a retired Italian professional road cyclist most noted for his sprinting ability, the longevity of his dominance (his first pro win came in 1989, his last in 2005; 191 victories in all) and his colourful personality. His nickname is Il Re Leone or The Lion King.

Cipollini was born in Lucca, Tuscany.

Cipollini also became infamous for his extravagant taste in clothing, especially racing uniforms, often sporting custom-made skinsuits at high-profile cycling events.

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