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Cipollini retiring!(11 posts)

Cipollini retiring!seyboro
Jul 10, 2002 2:52 AM are reporting that the Lion King will roar no more. I was really hoping he would go for the stage win record in the Giro. On the bright side, he's got to be the first Italian in a while to stop racing voluntarily.
re: Cipollini retiring!seyboro
Jul 10, 2002 3:57 AM
Oops! I didn't see the post below. Didn't mean to bore y'all. However, this is worth a few opinions, don't you think?
Cipo will be racing at NYC Cycling Championship!velocity
Jul 10, 2002 5:24 AM
The good news, especially for us NYCers, is that Cipo is reportedly planning to race at the NYC Cycling Championship on 8/4. However, the VeloNews website, confirms that Cipo is planning to retire: "in a short statement issued on his Web site, Cipollini announced his imminent retirement from the sport. In a statement titled 'I stop here,' Cipollini said 'the bitterness of not being able to compete for victory [in the Tour de France]' and frustration with his team's sponsors have led him to this decision.

Very sad that Cipo is not at the TdF. I've been wondering how different these last couple of days would have been had he and his train been there to contest at the finish.
Cipo will be racing at NYC Cycling Championship!Allezowner
Jul 10, 2002 5:30 AM
Hope he changes his mind. He's got to get the Giro stage win record!
Cipo v. Nothstein. Should be pretty cool. Can't wait. ; ) (nm)Sintesi
Jul 10, 2002 5:55 AM
Cipo is going to eat Nothstein's lunch.Alex-in-Evanston
Jul 10, 2002 7:55 AM
The red train (albeit in new uni's) vs. the sea-foam express? I don't think Marty is even going to be in the picture. And since when is the match sprint champ the "fastest cyclist on eart"? That's how Marty referred to himself in the press release.

Yeah Nothstein is an Ego monster.Sintesi
Jul 10, 2002 9:01 AM
Knows how to play up a contest too! I'm just glad I finally get to see a European professional of Cipos caliber at least once in my life. I don't care who wins.: )

The only thing I will be disappointed by is that there are no hill climbs. The Wall street area is really cool looking with the old marble buildings and there are tons of neat narrow, brick roads, but it is flat as the proberbial pancake.

The other thing to point out is that those roads, especially down Broad street are amongst the very worst in the city. Does anyone know the actual route?
1.2-mile circuit through the streets of Lower Manhattanvelocity
Jul 10, 2002 10:53 AM
Start/Finish line at Wall & Water Streets, a few blocks south of South Street Seaport.

USPS, supposedly including Lance, will be there as well.

For more info go to
Tip 'o the cycling cap, thanks. nmSintesi
Jul 10, 2002 11:49 AM
Nothstein faster than Cipo? Yeah, that's the ticket....eschelon
Jul 10, 2002 10:34 AM
Winning races in all out sprints in road races isn't the same as winning track races. Nothstein talks too much shit for not ever accomplishing anything in road racing that Cipo has done. Nothstein might as well be your typical local road racing hero that couldn't amount to anything in the world far as road racing goes.
Who's Got the Gold Medal?TonyR
Jul 10, 2002 6:00 PM
Nothstein's won something of real significance, so he has every right to talk whether people on this board like it or not. As for Cippo, he's the one who've over-hyped. What has he done lately other than coolecting alot of money for being a has-been and wearing some of the worst duds on earth? The Lion King has become Zebra Boy, LOL! This guy blows more smoke than Marty ever has, and without any justification.
So why don't we do this: line the two of them up on a straight stretch of road about 500m long and see who hits the line first? It will be Marty hands down.