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June 21, 2004

Super Mario not feeling so super for Tour

Procycling | Cipollini back with a win and hope for the Tour

Mario Cipollini says he'll go into the Tour de France with little more than hope for "a couple of situations where it all falls into place."

Cipollini, who dropped out of the Giro after a Stage 7 fall, said "My aim is to win at least one stage. The green jersey is not an objective. I’ll take it one day at a time,” and as much as admitted he doesn't plan to ride into Paris with the peloton, but will exit when the roads turn steep.

“This is not an ideal situation. I had an almost three-week-long break after the Giro and I clearly lack race days. I’ll be going to the Tour not knowing how my form is. I hope there’ll be a couple of situations where it all falls into place, but hope is the best I can do.”

Cipollini is 37 and clearly nearing the end of his career, but where will we turn for drama when he's gone?

Posted by Frank Steele on June 21, 2004 in Mario Cipollini, Tour news | Permalink

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