“Cycling and marathons are the best commercials in our country”

Veterans from successes in 2024 European Athletics Championshipsthe Italian team is getting closer and closer to the upcoming ones Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The goal will be to do better than the 40 medals won three years ago in Tokyo. A very ambitious target, considering an increasingly higher level of competition.

In the press conference to present the exhibition-event “Ciclismo Tricolore – The most representative jerseys” at the Gallery of Presidents in Palazzo Montecitorio, the president of CONI, Giovanni Malagòbut he wanted to underline how much and how: “Cycling and marathons absolutely represent the best advertisement for our country because they are the greatest possible means of promotion“.

There isn’t a place in the country where cycling isn’t practiced. It is the first time that the shirts of a national team have been displayed. Italy has always been at the top of world sport, cycling is the third federation in terms of number of medals. It doesn’t seem easy to me to overcome athletics given how it went at the European Championships, but I don’t rule anything out“, Malagò underlined.

Cycling’s first medal dates back to 1900, and this represents a long connection between the sport and the Olympics“, the n.1 of Italian sport finished.

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