2008 Vuelta a España, Stage 1: Liquigas won the team time trial so Pippo enjoyed wearing the former Jersey Oro but also subjected himself to criticisms for his facial hair from members of the Garmin Argyle Armada.
Cynical. Doubtful. Skeptical. My liberal education taught me to approach the world with the mindset to “question everyone and everything” because it is saturated with the signs of manipulative marketing media named advertisers. Yes, I run the risk of believing in conspiracy theories but I am safeguarded against joining religious cults who still believe one can sell encyclopedias and magazines door-to-door. It has also equipped me to doubt Twitter identities of celebrities without endorsement from fellow celebrities but sometimes one receives direct messages because Karma believes that fangirl dreams can come true sometimes.
Who needs, say, Cycling Disneyland when Twitter can make fangirl dreams come true? Seeing is not always believing but I believe @PippoPozzato is “like totally 4 realz!” after This, This, and This—fanservice par excellence! Oh, yes, Photoshop and its brethren can raise doubts regarding pictorial evidence but, alas, it is time to declare “Screw them!” today. And tomorrow. And all the days after tomorrow regarding my favorite Italian [male] cyclist. So I am enjoying this direct marketing response—too much!—to cynical cycling snarkaratti without interference by obstructive public relationships experts with their [forced] canned responses (re:Leopard-Radioshack merger) so, uh, so what? Like Oliver, totally, I want “More, sir!” but time to temper the inner fangirl who has had her fangirl dream of Pippo on Twitter come true…maybe? Bah, logic!
2010 Giro Route Presentation: At one of the most glamorous cycling events, Italian Champion Pippo sat beside World Champion Tatiana Guderzo with both in uniform. Pippo wore his conservative Katusha-issued suit with extra wide tie. Tatiana was clad in her formal police uniform as the olizia Penitenziaria have supported her underpaying athletic pursuits but I digress, no?
2007 Tour de France Check-Up: In London, Mad scientists hired by ASO and UCI investigate the secrets of style that some riders, such as Pippo, possess naturally…are those compression socks around his ankles?
2006 The Race Formerly Known as Het Volk: The beginning of Spring Classics witnessed PhilGil and Pippo compete; the former, before his insane 2011 season, won but the latter would return in 2007 to win—allez Pippo!
Days If Not Hours before the 2007 Tour de France: British magazine Cycle Sport invited cyclists to play darts less than two days before the Grand Depart in London for their own amusement; Pippo was on the guest list as were Enrico Degano, Geraint Thomas, and Charly Wegelius. Also of note was the possibility that the article writer had man crush on Pippo since he wrote: "Filippo Pozzato — tousled blond locks, pretty boy looks, and a certain Continental cockiness; we knew we’d have to watch him. To make matters worse Pozzato was making the ladies’ team swoon."
Credit: From Cycle Sport via Cycling Weekly which is Cycle Sport by another name.
We of the Pippo Appreciation Society are in surprised disbelief. Believe it or not but the “Pippotorium,” alias “Fuck Yeah Pippo!”, has reached two milestones [kilometerstones?] as of today; it is not only one month old by solar reckoning but it has achieved its one hundredth—100th!—post too. Though these accomplishments are obscure they are noted in image search engine results that provide many high-ranking results from this Tumblr; this has obstructed the search for new pictures so it is tempting to minimize search engine inclusion for the Pippotorium but there will be no alteration until more followers are obtained.