I caught up with the Lion King at the start of stage three in Reggio Emilia.
Translation on the flip
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Me: Mario, what did you think of yesterday's sprint?
Cipo: A very beautiful sprint was done by two very strong athletes. Certainly, Cavendish was sleeping a little when he didn't go, and hesitated. And Petacchi anticipated, playing [di mistieri (?)]
Me: And for today?
Cipo: For today, I see Petacchi again.
Me: Petacchi again?
Me: And, in your opinion, can Rodriguez win the Giro?
Cipo: It is very difficult to win the Giro d"Italia, but certainly he is a racer who is in great condition, and in the big climbs he can do his best.
Me: And a strong team?
Cipo: A very strong team, totally dedicated to him.
Me: And with the help of Cipollini?
Cipo: Well, the help of Cipollini is nothing. The riders have to do it on their own.
Me: Ok, thanks a lot.
Cipo: Thank you
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