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Swansea City’s new cycling obsessed manager hopes to meet Geraint Thomas one day

Swansea City’s new cycling obsessed manager hopes to meet Geraint Thomas one day

Francesco Guidolin, the new manager of Swansea City, says he rides 12,000 miles a year, commentates on the Giro d’Italia and goes to the Tour de France each year Liberty Stadium (Photo: Ben Elkins/CC2.0) We don’t dip our toes into the murky world of football very often here at Cycling Weekly , but when we heard that the new Swansea City manager cycles 12,000 miles a year it peaked our interest.

Few people on these shores had heard of Francesco Guidolin before he was named as Garry Monk’s successor at the Liberty Stadium – even his own players had to Google who he was.

And in an interview with the Daily Mail , the 60-year-old Italian says that once he settles in South Wales he will ship his bike over and get back in the saddle.

“It’s my great passion It’s more than a hobby – it’s an important thing for me, to be active, to do sport and above all to cycle,” he said. “It takes away my stress.”

“Every year I go on television (to commentate) for a stage of the Giro d’Italia . In the past, when I was younger they asked me to do a climb too. When I […]

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