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 […]