Mario Cipollini to attend Tour Down Under

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Mario Cipollini, a.k.a. The Lion King is set to roar when he visits Australia for the first time at the Tour Down Under next month.

Glen Matulich, Director of Bespoke Imports, confirmed today that Mario Cipollini will be in Adelaide to showcase his range of Italian made racing bicycles at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village as part of the Santos Tour Down Under 17 – 25 January 2015. Bespoke Imports has organised Cipollini’s visit and will be hosting his stay with various events planned throughout the week.

“This will be Mario’s first visit to Australia and we are really excited to have him here as it has been a project four years in the making to convince him to visit us in Adelaide,” said Matulich.

With 42 individual stage wins at the Giro d’Italia, 12 at the Tour de France and three at the Vuelta a Espana, Mario is one of the greatest sprinters of his generation, and still a large personality within the sport.

“A big thank you to the fans as Mario’s attendance can also be attributed to the Facebook fan page “We Want Cipo Down Under” where cycling fans showed their support to see Super Mario here in the flesh. Let’s hope he manages to bring a skin suit or two!”


“During his visit to South Australia fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Cipo at meet and greet appearances in the Tour Village as well as a VIP party at Magill Estate where he will be the guest of honour,” said Matulich.

Tickets to the intimate dinner at Magill Estate experiencing the best food, wine and company on offer, are strictly limited and cost $550 per person. Call 8332 5681 for bookings and all enquiries.

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