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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
Cipollini puts retirement on hold
Mario Cipollini
Cipollini will ride for Liquigas Sport in 2005
Italian sprinter Mario Cipollini will ride for the Liquigas Sport team next season rather than retire as expected.

The 37-year old, who holds the record for the most number of Giro d'Italia stage wins with 42, retired two years ago before making a comeback.

Cipollini has also won 12 stages of the Tour, but has been plagued by injury over the past year.

"[I will ride] with the enthusiasm as if it were my first season," said the rider also known as "Super Mario".

Cipollini, the 2002 world road race champion, said he would line up for the first World Cup race of next year, Milan to San Remo.

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