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ISD to ride Cipollini bikes in 2010

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Giovanni Visconti and Cipollini pose with the new team bike

Giovanni Visconti and Cipollini pose with the new team bike
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A big turnout for the ISD-Neri presentation in Italy

A big turnout for the ISD-Neri presentation in Italy
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Mario Cipollini holds up his new creation, the ISD team bike.

Mario Cipollini holds up his new creation, the ISD team bike.
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Giovanni Visconti tries his hand at video recording.

Giovanni Visconti tries his hand at video recording.
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A bit of horseplay with Mario Cipollini and Giovanni Visconti.

A bit of horseplay with Mario Cipollini and Giovanni Visconti.
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The MCipollini ISD Neri team bike.

The MCipollini ISD Neri team bike.
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The 2010 ISD-Neri team

The 2010 ISD-Neri team
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Cipollini gives ISD a push into the 2010 season

Cipollini gives ISD a push into the 2010 season
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Oscar Gatto is interviewed at the presentation near Verona, Italy

Oscar Gatto is interviewed at the presentation near Verona, Italy
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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Paolo Pezzo was on hand for the ISD presentation

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Paolo Pezzo was on hand for the ISD presentation
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Mario Cipollini poses with Oscar Gatto, Giovanni Visconti and Ruslan Pidgornyy

Mario Cipollini poses with Oscar Gatto, Giovanni Visconti and Ruslan Pidgornyy
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Cipollini's name is close to most aspects of the team's appearance

Cipollini's name is close to most aspects of the team's appearance
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The ISD jersey for 2010

The ISD jersey for 2010
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Visconti is one of ISD's marquee riders

Visconti is one of ISD's marquee riders
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The ISD boys enjoy their team presentation

The ISD boys enjoy their team presentation
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Cipollini stands front and centre with the ISD squad

Cipollini stands front and centre with the ISD squad
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ISD-Neri's 2010 squad

ISD-Neri's 2010 squad
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Mario Cipollini is making his mark on ISD-Neri, designing the team jersey and providing bikes to the squad

Mario Cipollini is making his mark on ISD-Neri, designing the team jersey and providing bikes to the squad
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ISD-Neri at their 2010 team presentation near Verona, Italy

ISD-Neri at their 2010 team presentation near Verona, Italy
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Cipollini poses with one of his time trial bikes

Cipollini poses with one of his time trial bikes
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ISD-Neri are primed for the 2010 season

ISD-Neri are primed for the 2010 season
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Visconti shoots a home video

Visconti shoots a home video
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Italian team coach Franco Ballerini was one of a host of individuals from the Italian cycling world to attend the presentation

Italian team coach Franco Ballerini was one of a host of individuals from the Italian cycling world to attend the presentation
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Visconti will be hoping to apply the same technique to a few trophies this season

Visconti will be hoping to apply the same technique to a few trophies this season
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Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini
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Luca Scinto, Giovanni Visconti, Angelo Citracca and Mario Cipollini

Luca Scinto, Giovanni Visconti, Angelo Citracca and Mario Cipollini
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Mario Cipollini unveiled his new brand of bikes at the ISD team presentation on Monday, claiming his bikes have an ego as big as he does.

Cipollini has created two models: the Fastline an aerodynamic racing bike, and the Snuglife, a bike more suited for long rides.

“The MCipollini bike is an egoistical bike because its been created for a rider like me, who demands the best and pays huge attention to detail,” Cipollini told Gazzetta dello Sport at the ISD presentation near Verona.

“I’ve applied everything I learnt during my career to the design of the bike. There’s my experience, my search for perfection, my attention to detail and my attention to design.”

The bikes have oversized carbon tubes, with the integrated seat tube curving around the back wheel. They are made in Italy win collaboration with Federico Zecchetto of the Giordana and DMT brands.

Cipollini works as a consultant for the ISD team and has again designed the florescent yellow, white and black team clothing. The ISD bikes have the same standout colours.

Italy’s Giovanni Visconti is again team leader at the Italian Professional Continental squad fore 2010, with former professional Luca Scinto in the team car as directuer sportif. A key new signing for 2010 is Venezuelan climber José Rujano, who will target the Giro d’Italia.

The team is currnetly competing at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

The 2010 ISD-Neri team (Italian unless stated):

Maxim Belkov (Rus)
Diego Caccia
Simon Clarke (Aus)
Alessandro Colò
Pierpaolo De Negri
Oscar Gatto
Bartosz Huzarski (Pol)
Vitaly Kondrut (Ukr)
Denys Kostyuk (Ukr)
Dmytro Kritsov (Ukr)
Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr)
Paolo Longo Borghini
Salvatore Mancuso
Gianluca Merenda
Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr)
Davide Ricci Bitti
José Rujano (Ven)
Leonardo Scarselli
Carlo Scognamiglio
Giovanni Visconti
Emanuele Vona