Mario Cipollini gets naked to promote mystery bike

Italian former pro Mario Cipollini proves he's still adept at generating publicity

Mario Cipollini strips off for a photoshoot.

(Image credit: Mario Cipollini/Instagram)

Mario Cipollini continues to cause a stir in the cycling community despite being retired from pro racing.

The 50-year-old flamboyant former Italian sprinter posted a photograph of himself riding one of his Cipollini bikes wearing nothing but shoes, socks, gloves and a cycling helmet.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.