Mario Cipollini was born on March 22, 1967.
The Italian rider is one of the most prolific sprinters in the history of Italian cycling.
He had success in the World Championship Road Race, one-day classics, and Grand Tours.
Cipollini won the World Championship Road Race in 2002 in front of Robbie McKewen of Australia and Erik Zabel of Germany.
Cipollini won the Points Jersey three times in the Giro d'Italia, in 1992, 1997, 2002.