Toto!!!

Nov 24, 2009
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Oldman said:
Looking a little girthier than before.
I didn't know you could be that chubby and a pro cyclist...

Someone share some background on him? His wikipedia is pretty slim
 
Jul 11, 2009
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Race Radio said:
From Naples, complete wack job. Likes to get in fights and snort Coke.
At last. A pro cyclist that I can relate to.

And look who he's riding for; Kalev Chocolate Team!
 
Aug 13, 2009
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patricknd said:
you say that like it's a bad thing.
Oh, he was a party.

He won the Italian championships a couple of times, in between partying. I am pretty sure he had a positive for Coke in the off season. I seem to remember he was pulled over at 3 in the morning in northern Italy with a bunch of ladies and coke in his car. His defense, no joke, was "we were just having some fun, come on everyone does coke". I also remember stories of him grabbing and drinking beers he had got from spectators on big mountain stages of the Tour. He used to come to US Pro when he rode for Secco. Two years in a row he got in a fist fight with another rider.

Always knew he would be a butterball. His teammates must have to push him over freeway overpasses. Even Ivan Quaranta is laughing at him now.
 
Mar 18, 2009
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Race Radio said:
Oh, he was a party.

He won the Italian championships a couple of times, in between partying. I am pretty sure he had a positive for Coke in the off season. I seem to remember he was pulled over at 3 in the morning in northern Italy with a bunch of ladies and coke in his car. His defense, no joke, was "we were just having some fun, come on everyone does coke". I also remember stories of him grabbing and drinking beers he had got from spectators on big mountain stages of the Tour. He used to come to US Pro when he rode for Secco. Two years in a row he got in a fist fight with another rider.

Always knew he would be a butterball. His teammates must have to push him over freeway overpasses. Even Ivan Quaranta is laughing at him now.
Actually he was a pretty good rider and climbed very well in short bursts. Typical muscular classics rider who's excellent in short punchy climbs but can't climb the longer mountain passes.
 
Aug 13, 2009
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issoisso said:
Actually he was a pretty good rider and climbed very well in short bursts. Typical muscular classics rider who's excellent in short punchy climbs but can't climb the longer mountain passes.
Yes, he was a very good rider, I am talking about now in his current state. Now He would have a hard time climbing the stairs.

Here is Comesso wining the Italian championships....showing the Podium girls what he wants them to do later that night.



IIRC he left his family at 15 and moved north to race bikes full time. Now he looks like Snookie from Jersey shore
 
Mar 10, 2009
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It feels like so long since I've heard that name in connection with cycling, my mind automatically went to here.

Toto is a real chararcter. You'd hardly think that the man on the first link was the man in the picture above. I'm guessing that there will be no chance he'll be near televised cycling this year:(
 
May 25, 2009
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16 posts and nothing about one of Toto's biggest innovations?

16 posts and nothing about one of Toto's biggest innovations?

Nothing about Toto being responsible for "gun shows" being introduced to the European peloton?

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