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Cipo, Di Luca Talk Worlds

Cipollini: “It could be the victory of my life. I hope to be helped by my team mates and to have a bit of luck. I’m not afraid to didn’t have many chance to run for the national team, but I’m glad to do it at this age, it makes me feel younger. For many years in the Italian national team there have been too many captains and this time it’s different, there’s a nice group. Also at the Paris-Tours we spent time together. About my help to
Bettini at that race, it has been natural. I never do a sprint for the 3rd place. He has been unlucky, he crashed. It isn’t the first time that it happen. But we are all in the same boat, and what you do one time, it will return later. Sunday nobody knows what will happen. It depends on how the national teams will work. Many people don’t likeso easy a world championship circuit, but I like it. Many national teams will try to attack, but
when a track is so easy, it isn’t easy to get away. And there are the German, Spanish and Australian that want to arrive at the final sprint. If a team can keep closed the Milan-Sanremo, why could it not happen here? About my leaving, some people talk about 2005. For now I want to just think about Sunday’s race, than the holidays and after we will see”.

Di Luca: “I will try to enter into the escapes, but if there will be a final sprint…I will help Mario. At my first world championsip I thought it was a big deal, but it
isn’t. As there are peoples that you meet all the year”.

Michael Rasmussen next year will leave CSC-Tiscali. The 1999 mtb world champion signed a contract of 2 years with Rabobank. “Also if he’s 28 years old, he still hasn’t shown his real ability” said the De Rooij, the team manager of the dutch team.

Source: Datasport

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