Lion King to roar again?

Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Will Mario Cipollini return to the peloton? The former World Champion took to the bike at the Interbike Industry Cup, and despite being caught up behind a crash before the finish, showed that he had lost little of the speed which propelled him to a record number of career stage wins in the Giro d'Italia. The 40 year-old Italian retired abruptly from the peloton in April of 2005, explaining that after 189 victories he decided to give up when he could no longer dominate his rivals, but was rumoured to be fancying a return to the peloton with the domestic US team, Rock Racing.

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