Pippotorium

The Chic, Fantastique and Magnifique Pippo Pozzato Appreciation Society Presents Visual Media on the Most Misunderstood Rider in Cycling...Not That We Understand Him.

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7:31 PM
July 9th, 2012

…Spanish champion Francisco Mancebo of Illes Balears gets clears. He’s joined by the youngest rider in the race, Fassa Bortolo’s Filippo Pozzato, 22, who could be an Italian Armstrong in years to come. The two are caught on the last downhill by one of the orange-clad Euskatel Basques, Iker Flores, who uses his momentum to start an early sprint for the line.


But the one with the most speed in his long legs is Pozzato. The andy Italian bolts past Flores for the victory, his hands covering his face in joy. Until yesterday, when his team leader [Alessandro] Petacchi left the Tour after a crash, Pozzato was working as a domestique. Now he’s a winner, happy that his team manager Giancarlo Ferretti gave him the chance…

—Excrept from “23 Days in July: Inside The Tour De France and Lance Armstrong’s Record-Breaking Victory” by John Wilcockson.

Pippo Doth Admitteth to being EBIL Dr Ferrari client but methinks the performance enhancer swindled Pippo since his wins neither increased in number nor increased in prestige when he worked with Ferarri.

(Source: books.google.com)

7:14 PM
July 9th, 2012
Cycling Media will enthusiastically devour any such interview byline with the phrase Io e Michele Ferrari as they do images of [alleged] cycling playboys in dreadlocks.


Cycling Media will enthusiastically devour any such interview byline with the phrase Io e Michele Ferrari as they do images of [alleged] cycling playboys in dreadlocks.

6:10 PM
July 7th, 2012
Is. This. For. Reals? (Credit: Via Twitter)


Is. This. For. Reals? (Credit: Via Twitter)

5:44 PM
July 7th, 2012
Here be Pippo in smilier times when he wore the Italian Tricolore. (Credit: I done stole it from Facebook—eek!)


Here be Pippo in smilier times when he wore the Italian Tricolore. (Credit: I done stole it from Facebook—eek!)

5:37 PM
July 7th, 2012
2007 Giro Route Revelation: Pippo experiments with hairstyles while Erik Zabel prefers the classic aerodynamic crewcut which he has worn since the Cycling Stone Age (re: before there were carbon bike frames!). (Credit: Cor Vos via Pedalmag.com)


2007 Giro Route Revelation: Pippo experiments with hairstyles while Erik Zabel prefers the classic aerodynamic crewcut which he has worn since the Cycling Stone Age (re: before there were carbon bike frames!). (Credit: Cor Vos via Pedalmag.com)

8:31 PM
July 1st, 2012

Slowing Down the Queue

We here at the Chic, Fantastique and Magnifique Pippo Pozzato Appreciation Society could disband this Tumblr due to the likely one year suspension of Our Ferrari-Associated Subject if we were to abandon it due to fannish disillusionment (Tifosa dolorius). Alas, woe are not we for, well, this is cycling! In cycling one who is sane learns not to be as fanatical as the religiously converted about their sporting paramours if one seeks not to be heckled and mocked like über-militant Lance lovers on Twitter. What we have opted to do is slow the pictorial queue to once or twice per week for our devoted—thank you!—subscribers. We know our snarky-esque devotion will be subject to slings and arrows of “[h]ow can you heart a [cycling] doper?” but, come on, there is something shady in all those other sports getting faster, higher, and stronger every year and it is not due to the equipment (re: tennis anyone?). Anyway, we thank you all who follow and retweet from the Pippotorium. Fuck Yeah Pippo forever!

11:00 AM
June 30th, 2012
2010 Milano-Sanremo: In homage of "Dov’é Fabu?" at Swiss “Fuck Yeah Fabian!” Perfection it is time to play “Find Filippo” again.


2010 Milano-Sanremo: In homage of "Dov’é Fabu?" at Swiss “Fuck Yeah Fabian!” Perfection it is time to play “Find Filippo” again.

11:00 AM
June 29th, 2012
2012 Giro d’Italia, Stage 2: We hope for the swift return of Super Smiley Super Pippo. (Credit: Riccardo Scanferla via Photors.net)


2012 Giro d’Italia, Stage 2: We hope for the swift return of Super Smiley Super Pippo. (Credit: Riccardo Scanferla via Photors.net)

10:59 AM
June 28th, 2012
Many believe that Pippo has hair gel in his musettes. (Credit: ????? via Sporza.be)


Many believe that Pippo has hair gel in his musettes. (Credit: ????? via Sporza.be)

10:51 AM
June 27th, 2012
No, that is not Gandalf the White. (Credit: ????? via Deraileduk.really.long.website.name)


No, that is not Gandalf the White. (Credit: ????? via Deraileduk.really.long.website.name)