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Mario Cipollini (Liquigas-Bianchi)

Mario Cipollini (Liquigas-Bianchi) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Mario Cipollini (Liquigas-Bianchi) returned to racing today after three weeks off the bike and roared loud to grab his second win of the 2005 season, beating neo-pro sprinter Paride Grillo (Panaria-Navigare) and Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo), the one sprinter who has bedeviled Cipo for the last two season. After a magnificent victory salute to notch his 189th career win in Altopascio, Cipollini said, "My win is really thanks to the serenity I've found at the Liquigas-Bianchi team. They've given me the possibility to race without a lot of pressure, with the ideal psychological and technical conditions."

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