Mario Cipollini given three year prison sentence for domestic abuse

Former cyclist called an “extremely violent and extremely abusive man” by prosecutor

Mario Cipollini
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Mario Cipollini has been sentenced to three years in an Italian prison for abusing his ex-wife Sabrina Landucci and her new partner, Silvio Giusti, by the Court of Lucca on Monday.

The sentencing brought to a close the case which began in March 2019 when the initial allegations of abuse against his ex-wife were made.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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