Ballero: At Worlds, Cipollini Will be Leader
– Team Acqua & Sapone Press Release –
Franco Ballerini, Technical Director of the Italian National Team, presided Friday over the official presentation of the Trofeo Matteotti. During the ceremony “Ballero”, in response to the question posed by Giorgio Marino, confirmed that Mario Cipollini will be the undisputed leader of the “Azzuri” at the World Championships in Zolder. “If Mario can keep this form, it’s clear that in the team there won’t be anyone else with his characteristics” explained Bellerini. “Cipollini has demonstrated that when in form he is the fastest and will be the rider with the best chance of playing for the victory in Zolder. In a couple of days I will meet with him to define the plans for the rainbow jersey” he said during his interview. In as much, Mario Cipollini didn’t compete in the Italian National Championships in Treviso to better serve his build up for the rest of the season. His reentry into racing will be in the first weeks of August, after which he will compete in the Vuelta a Espana and then Worlds in Zolder.