Mario Cipollini has signed a contract with the USA Michael Ball's Rock Racing team. Mario has been in Santa Monica, CA (above), negotiating the contract which will be for 5 years. The Gazzetta dello Sport in reporting the contract signing also reported that Cipollini will also be racing in the Tour of California next month.
The 40 year-old former World Champion has 42 stage wins in the Giro d'Italia (the record) and 12 in the Tour de France. In case you've been in another universe here are some of the other reasons that Mario is so unique: