Mario Cipollini

The best of the Lion King: Mario Cipollini’s greatest hits

There aren’t many professional cyclists that grab the headlines in the way that Mario Cipollini did, and still continues to do more than a decade after retiring (for the first time). Last month, the 48-year-old Italian, known as ‘The Lion King’ caused a stir by posting a photo of himself sat atop one of his …


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen wins stage two of Tour of Oman; Kittel triumphant on day one of the Volta Ao Algarve; Benatti best on stage one of Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol; The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos; Prudhomme calls for ‘strongest …


Mario Cipollini to attend Tour Down Under

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 …


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis; Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’; Storey confirmed as first rider to take on long-standing women’s hour record; Dowsett next to mount challenge on men’s record?; Torku-Sekerspor team becomes probationary member of MPCC; …


Cipollini hospitalised after being hit by car while training

The 2002 world road race champion Mario Cipollini has been hospitalised after being involved in a training accident and is set to face surgery to treat the damage. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport the retired rider, who was the world’s top sprinter for many years, was taken to hospital in Lucca after a car …


Bikes of the Bunch: Cipollini Bond

Since 2010 Mario Cipollini has been working to develop a range of high performance road bikes under his name. The bikes are loud and audacious, a lot like Cipo, and this was no more apparent than in last year’s launch of the Cipollini Bond.


Cipollini Bond – Behind the scenes

A couple months ago Cipollini Bikes published an over-the-top “James Bond” style film that only Super Mario himself could pull of. They’ve now released a “behind the scenes” segment of this short film. These are two 14 minute clips of Mario Cipollini descending the Passo del Cipollaio (near Lucca, Italy) from two different angles, and …


Cipo 007 Saves The Day

If there’s one thing that Cipollini has done well throughout his career, it’s his ability to be so outrageous that we can’t look past him. Love him or hate him, you gotta love him!


News Shorts, March 14, 2012

Cycling officially kicked into high gear this last week with the Paris-Nice and the Tirreno-Adriatico stage races, both providing a thrilling final act. Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the French stage race since Tom Simpson in 1967 and in central Italy yesterday, Vincenzo Nibali won the overall. Both clinched the overall in …


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