4. Mario Cipollini

Greatest Cyclists in the world

Retired Italian professional road cyclist Mario Cipollini, often called as just “Cipo” by popular media, is widely noted for his sprinting ability and is the fourth spot achiever in our list of Top 10 Greatest Cyclists of All Time. He was nicknamed “Il Re Leone” and Super Mario, and achieved a total of 191 championship victories in his career spanning from 1989 to 2005. Cipollini, after retiring from professional circuit, made his comeback in 2008 Tour of California with Rock Racing and finished 3rd on stage 2. He started manufacturing his own brand of bicycles since 2010 which were used by the Italian ISD-NERI team. Cipollini was accused for being a client of Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes for Performance-Enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2004 in a news report published by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in February 2013.

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