Former great Italian sprinter Mario Cippolini has created his own bike manufacturing company, MCippolini, which will be ridden by Italian pro team ISD this year. Not surprisingly, Cippo refers to his own bikes as "egoistical." Word has it that Cippo also had a hand in the design and coloring of ISD's team clothing.
Are all great former Italian cyclists required by national law to start their own bike companies?
Hat tip: Italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com