Sunday, May 23, 2010

Simoni's Special Wilier


For the 14th stage of Giro d'Italia, from Ferrara to Asolo, Gilberto ("Gibo") Simoni rode a Wilier with special graphics with pink elements, silver logos, Gibo's signature and two stars representing his two Giro victories.

Simoni signed a contract with Lampre-Farnese Vini general manager Saronni in April so that he could take part in the last races of his career wearing the blue-fucsia colors. Simoni won the 2001 Giro d'Italia with Lampre (he won the 2003 Giro with SAECO).

The 2010 Giro d'Italia will be Simoni's last professional road race.

On Monday, during the Giro rest day, Simoni will present his new book "Gibo d'Italia".

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