Punto Veleno stage (above) of the 2012 Giro del Trentino which catapulted him to overall victory; it was the first time the climb has ever been included in a professional race. He also went on to win stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia and finished 8th overall. The signing of Pozzovivo would help AG2R-La Mondiale retain its position as a WorldTour team next year.
Do you know the meaning of the winning gesture that Pozzovivo makes when he crosses the finish line?
“It comes from the fact that I am not very tall and people always said that I would never make it as a player because I was too small,” Giovinco explained. “So every time I score a nice goal, I make the gesture which increases my height!"
Addendum: On September 14, 2012, AG2R confirmed that Pozzovivo had signed a two year contract.
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