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Rider Niccolò Varanini’s favorite carb.

ACCORDING TO NICCOLÒ VARANINI, 31, ANESTHESIO­LOGIST, BRESCIA, ITALY

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LET ME EXPLAIN

(1) I rode a transconti­nental race in 15 days with just one wool jersey. At the end, people couldn’t even be within two meters of me. (2) Besides the fact that I’m not graceful, you can’t measure grace with a power meter. (3) You can’t slice ham with a rim brake during a bike trip. Trust me. (4) Why suffer during part of the training when you can suffer during all the training? (5) I assume everyone uses and abuses their gear and equipment like I do. I would never buy something used from me. (6) If I know anything about anything in this world, it’s that steel is real. And pretty. And fast. (7) Fixed was my first love in cycling, and you never forget your first love, even if I’ve hung onto the wall since I was 3 years old. (8) Actually, here in Italy, we have cornetto. It’s a softer, less-buttery croissant with a filling and is best served with a cappuccino. Ciao.

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