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Cipo fans, help send Mario to the Tour(9 posts)

Cipo fans, help send Mario to the Tourgregg
Apr 26, 2002 10:03 AM
If you are a Mario Cipollini fan, you can help send him to the tour.

Here's how: (link to article on website)

IMHO, the selection process for Le Tour has always bewildered me.

Selection for Le Tour - take away reason and accountability.. nmchopper
Apr 26, 2002 10:10 AM
Cipo doesn't like Marie Le BlancQubeley
Apr 26, 2002 11:43 AM
He openly said that he will not ride the tour even if they invite him. But again, it might just be angry words. I think based on the Team's performance this year, they will have no problem getting the wild card. I think Mario has more feeling for the Giro.
I do not like the way Specialize's way of "getting Cipo in the Tour" crap. I think for one, they are trying to cash in on Cipo. Second, annoying the Tour organizer with junk mail of same content will have just adverse effect on the selection.
Cipo doesn't like Marie Le Blancyeah right
Apr 26, 2002 12:43 PM
'I do not like the way Specialize's way of "getting Cipo in the Tour" crap. I think for one, they are trying to cash in on Cipo.'

-Isn't this called advertising? Of course Specialized wants Cipo in the tour, they pay good money in exchange for exposure. I really hope AS gets to go, they deserve it a lot more than some of the French teams that will get to ride.
does anyone like Le Blanc (AKA: Head of the Cycling Mafia) ? -NMTig
Apr 26, 2002 12:52 PM
re: Cipo fans, help send Mario to the TourTPC
Apr 26, 2002 3:57 PM
I don't think the translations match. My french is a little rusty, but it's saying something about drinking wine and eating cheese all day long.
Hey, it's their race.look271
Apr 26, 2002 7:22 PM
Do we invite Japanese or other baseball teams to the "World series?"It's France's race, and, being French, they'll have in it who they want. That's their decision.
Its bull!tuffnick
Apr 27, 2002 11:38 AM
If Lance switched teams or even wanted to go to the tour alone to win a 4th straight tour unhelped. What would the tour organizers say? Mario is fitter than ever and I think he can finish and win the green jersey. He's getting up there in years but age isn' t always a factor.

-Nick Corcoran
Driving force behind
re: Cipo fans, help send Mario to the Touroff242
Apr 30, 2002 2:06 PM
Yeah, I took part in the email campaign, but did modify their letter (French & all, thanks to Alta Vista translations!; hope I didn't mention anything about wine & cheese all day long). I said something to the effect of "never mind the fact he has yet to complete a Tour, but that's never stopped anyone from winning it before," etcetera. We'll see what happens, I suppose.//dhs