June 05, 2004
Cipollini not retiring, will ride Tour
At a press conference Saturday, Cipollini announced that, despite earlier threats, he will be riding in this year's Tour de France.
"I want to be competitive at the Tour and I'm working to get fit again," Cipollini said at his first media conference since retiring from the Giro on May 15.
"After my crash at the Giro d'Italia I didn't ride my bike for two weeks but now I'm training hard again."
Cipollini said he wouldn't set any specific goals, but would be looking to win an early sprinter's stage and to make it all the way to Paris "if I'm riding well."
Cipollini said the chances of his racing at the Athens Olympics rest on his performance in France, but that riding the Olympics is a dream of his.
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