Had he really penned Mario Cipollini? I mean, really? Its enough to make me want to buy his pants.
Ok, just kidding. About the (girl) pants. Cipo is apparently on the level. Or as level as Rock Racing can get. Go figure.
Former world champion Mario Cipollini could be back in the saddle as a professional at next month’s Tour of California as the long-rumored comeback with Rock Racing looks closer to being a done deal.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 40-year-old colorful Italian has signed a contract to join the U.S. domestic team in a dual role of manager and racer. A formal announcement could come as soon as today at the opening day of the team’s training camp in Malibu, California.
The pairing of Cipollini, who retired in 2005, and outspoken team owner Michael Ball has quietly been in the works for months since the pair met at Interbike in Las Vegas last fall.
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My own sources (yes, I said “sources) can neither confirm or deny this one. Take that as you will.by