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by Mark Zalewski
November 17, 2016
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Norma Gimondi, a lawyer and daughter of Tour de France winner Felice Gimondi, is running for the presidency of the Italian cycling federation. Gimondi will run against current president Renato Di Rocco. She made her announcement during the Bergamo Committee meeting of the federation.
“In the last few months I have been urged by several managers, companies, friends and others in the world of cycling to try to propose my candidacy for the national presidency of the FCI,” she said.
“I [chose to announce in] Bergamo because this is my home. I ask the support of the committee because I know the great work they do in this province. Bergamo is the cradle of cycling: there are so many companies, large events, many champions who have written the history of this sport and I’m proud to announce my candidacy right here.”
“Many tell me that it will be like climbing Everest, but that does not scare me. Mine will be a philosophy of listening — listening to the movement of the base, listening to the provincial and regional committees — to ensure that my program meets the needs of those who work every day for cycling.”
Gimondi has been a member of the UCI’s disciplinary commission and arbitral board since 2013, and is also part of the FCI’s disciplinary body.
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