Cipollini praises Brits, proposes 'Manchester United' team

Mario Cipollini congratulates Mark Cavendish

Mario Cipollini proposed that former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi should support cycling the way he has football. After a few dismal years and at the dawn of 2012, he said Italy should take action to lift itself up to a level similar to the British one.

"Can you imagine Milan at the Giro? A strong team with the same jersey as the footballers... Do you know how that would draw out people?" Cipollini told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'm also sure that if he succeeded in this cycling then others, Inter, Manchester United would follow. Cycling would be better off."

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