One of the interesting aspects of the Italian cycling culture is the existence of fan clubs for professional riders. The Damiano Cunego fan club recently had their annual dinner with the rider who hails from Verona province.
At a restaurant in Peschiera del Garda, 300 fans ("tifosi"), coming as far as Normandy, came together to celebrate Cunego's 3rd victory at the Giro di Lombardia and a silver medal at the World Championship in Varese.
Cunego also raffled a Wilier bicycle, the proceeds which would go to a mission in Ndithini, Kenya, that assists woman and children afflicted with AIDS.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport