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Italian Shorts: Wednesday

The young Italian rider, after a good Giro, 16th in the final overall ranking, is
thinking about his future. “I’m happy for what I did at this Giro, and I don’t think I could do more. Even if I lost a victory. Twice the groups caught me in the last meters. But I’m happy, because I was there for experience for the next years”. He’s still really young, just 24 years old, at the 2nd year in the pro group. Now he’ll run the Vuelta de Catalonia and then Italian Championship.” In July relax, and I’ll do maybe the Vuelta, and I’ll looking for the victory which I didn’t get at Giro and for the experience for next year”. He’s already thinking about the Giro d’Italia 2003, “I wanna finish in the first 10 riders and win at least 1 stage”.
Really young this guy but…he knows what he wants.

Gilberto Simoni has been heard by the proxy about the cocaine troubles, and as he aid, it has been a the made with leaves of cocaine. “I said the truth, but I know which it’s a delicate situation. I just want to return on my bike as soon as possible”

“Until the 21 of this month, but maybe also later, I cannot use my bike. I continue to use the trainer to keep my muscular tone, and every 15 days I do a TAC.
When will I return to the races? Maybe in August, but I won’t be competitive until Giro di Lombardia. I can leave my sign until there for this year. This was an important year for me. Because for first, I returned to work with my teacher, Ferretti. 2nd I showed that I’m still strong when I’m in good condition. Before I didn’t have peace, it was a mental problem”. For this crash he lost Giro d’Italia, out at the first stage “I’m just afraid because I was there to do my best and to help Casagrande. I could say mine at the stage of Limone Piemonte e Liegi, and wear the pink jersey for some days. But I’ll have still chances”.

On 30 June will be the Italian championship. A circuit of 26 kms to repeat 9
times, with a little hill of 3 kms after 9 kms from the start. It’s an easy circuit, and the favourite number one also this time is the King Lion, Cipollini.

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