Mario Cipollini

As Cycling Weekly reported ten days ago, Mario Cipollini has decided to come out of retirement and will race again in 2008.

The 2002 world champion and playboy sprinter will ride for the controversial US Rock Racing team, sponsored by the trendy clothing company Rock & Republic. According to a report in the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, Cipollini will ride for the team in 2008 and also manage part of the team with a European base in Monaco. The team?s budget is reported to be close to six million pounds, with the objective of becoming the best team in the peloton within five years.

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