Bicycle Quote: Paolo Savoldelli, leader in Giro d' Italia

“I broke my nose and jaw in a collision with a motorbike in 2003, got a virus from over-training in 2004 and then had another two accidents after that. I've still got nine screws and a titanium plate in my collar bone. Hopefully I'm being paid back for everything I've been through. Victory in the Giro would mark the end of all my bad luck.”

Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team's Paolo Savoldelli, current leader in the Giro d' Italia bicycle race, explaining his many mishaps since winning the Giro in 2002

Independent Online, May 24, 2005



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