Mario Cipollini Tour of California

The most charismatic sprinter of all time, Mario Cipollini, was a guest of honour last night at the Tour of California presentation dinner just hours before he hits the road in the race itself.

Photographed in a team car of his Rock and Republic squad on Friday evening, Cipollini looked fit and on form, even if presumably he was tired from the long air trip from Europe.

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