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Ciccone’s crowd-pleasing sunglass-toss victory gesture here to stay

Ciccone outsprints select group to win stage 2 atop Alto de Pinos at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Trek-Segafredo racer Guilio Ciccone’s well-known victory gesture of throwing his Koo sunglasses into the crowds was back on display at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Thursday at the Alto de Pinos, and the Italian says he has no intention of changing his way of celebrating his wins in the future, either.

Ciccone’s previous opportunity to ‘gift’ an unsuspecting, but presumably delighted, spectator with some high-end eyewear came when he triumphed on stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia last year, and then as now he seized the opportunity with both hands (or more strictly speaking one hand) and a now-practised fling into the air.

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