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Simoni to debut in World Cup

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
March 18, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:16 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for March 18, 2007

Gilberto Simoni will make his debut in the Mountain Bike World Cup this weekend in the Canary...

Gilberto Simoni will make his debut in the Mountain Bike World Cup this weekend in the Canary Islands. "My legs are good. Leaving Valenciana I felt prepared," said the 35 year-old rider from Trento to La Gazzetta dello Sport. "The course is all gravel, not very technical, so not very suited to my skills."

The 91 kilometre run will be the first test for the Italian National Champion Marathon Mountain Bike champion. There are two more rounds this July, the 8th and 15th, which after the Giro d'Italia will be his major objectives.

"I need to be careful as not to crash and have some luck. I will go 'all out' to try to win."

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