Mario Cipollini represents all that is awesome about Italian pro cyclists. Mario is a superstar and he knows it. One part super sprinter, one part Italian model, one part greaseball. I beleive that the latter two traits enhance the former. Cipo defines flamboyance: at home on the podium or with a bevy of surgically enhanced models.
Recently, my teammate Natalia reminded me about Cipo’s sprint and the next day I ran across this Saeco cap in the basement.

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As many of you know, Cipo and Saeco wrote the book on leadout trains.

 

This cap may have belonged to Mario, as he would have given it away, since I have never seen a photo or evidence of him wearing a cap.

RMM