Meet Super Mario: just one reason to go to the Cycle Show

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Legendary road sprinter Mario Cipollini will be opening the Cycle Show to the public at Earls Court 10am this coming Friday 8th October. The former World Road Champion will be welcoming cyclists from all over the UK for a long weekend of bike-related immersion which will include every aspect of the sport as well as inspiration for commuters and cycling newcomers.

Cipollini will need no introduction to a whole generation of cycling fans who followed his illustrious successes all through the 1990s, culminating with victory at the World Road Championships in 2002. Known as 'The Lion King', 'Super Mario' or just 'Cipo', with his red-clad Saeco team he was the originator of the lead-out train concept now widely employed by the likes of HTC-Columbia for Mark Cavendish.

Since mostly retiring from racing in 2005, his skills as a consummate showman have been seemingly ideally employed establishing his own brand of carbon road racing frames and clothing. His RB1000 and RB800 models were attracting lots of well-warranted attention at Eurobike a few weeks ago and this, along with the clothing, will be their first outing to the UK.

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