Gli asini pedalano! (Donkeys do ride bikes!). It all began with a scribbled tribute, tailor made for the Italian cyclist Marzio Bruseghin, which was repaid with two cases of Prosecco and a team car pass for the Giro d’Italia. From that debut in 2008, I’ve completed the Corsa Rosa twelve times, always chasing the wheels of the maglia nera.

Guido Foddis started riding bikes in RAI’s (National Italian Television) orchestras, staging at the tours of some Italian singers and bands: Andrea Mingardi, Skiantos, Gang and Modena City Ramblers. Kissed by a “piccola no-global” on an intermediate sprint, he published remarkably unsuccessful records and books, managed to get Peter Sagan sing, invented the show Repubblica delle Biciclette ( e il Festival del Ciclista Lento (