Mario ‘Cipo’ Cipollini at the Miami Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia.

Infamous and Legendary Sprinter Mario Cipollini sporting SALICE sunnies!

One of the best looking retired pro racers ever!

Born 22 March 1967 in Lucca, Tuscany, “Cipo”, is a retired Italian professional road cyclist most noted for his sprinting ability, the longevity of his dominance (his first pro win came in 1989, his last in 2005; 191 victories in all) and his colourful personality.

His nicknames include Il Re Leone (The Lion King) and Super Mario. He is regarded as one of the best sprinters of his generation.


Grand Tours

Tour de France

  • 12 Stages (1993-1999)

Giro d’Italia

  • Points Classification
  • (1992, 1993, 2002)
  • 42 Stages (1989-2003)

Vuelta a España

  • 3 Stages (2002)

Single-Day Races and Classics

  • World Road Race Championship (2002)
  • National Road Race Championship (1996)
  • Milan – San Remo (2002)
  • Gent-Wevelgem (1992, 1993, 2002)


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