By Gregor Brown in Milano
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited the EICMA trade show in Milano. He paid a visit to Italy's most established bike manufacturer, Ernesto Colnago. Colnago presented Berlusconi with an AC Milan city bike. Berlusconi is owner and president of the AC Milan football club.
On his way out, Berlusconi greeted other manufacturers and was given another bike by Montante. Montante is a bike manufacturer from Sicily.
If Berlusconi will spent much time on his new bicycles remains to be seen. He is a much bigger football fan, unlike his predecessor as prime minister, Romano Prodi. Prodi liked to ride his bike and he rode with some of cycling's greats.
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- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi addresses the audience.
- Berlusconi received a Colnago bike which turned out to be a special AC Milan edition.
- Ernesto Colnago greeted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, l.
- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the Montante bike stand.