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Mario Cipollini has finally inked a deal with the US Rock Racing team and will ride for the team in a series of US races before coming team manager of a Monaco-based part of the team in 2009.

In the last two days the five-year deal between Cipollini and Rock and Republic fashion clothing owner Michael Ball has been on and off more times than a teenage romance, but contracts were signed on Saturday night in Santa Monica, with Cipollini apparently earning over a million pounds a year.

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