Alberto Tomba Q&A
Five years ago I asked all the F1 drivers of the time to nominate the sportsmen they admired most. Some interesting answers cropped up; inevitably football was a popular choice, with Pele, Bobby Moore and George Best (Eddie Irvine's selection!) all getting votes. But there were some names that are less familiar to Brits. Cyclist Jan Ulrich was cited by several of the continentals, but the man who was mentioned most often, especially by the Italians, was Alberto Tomba. The slalom star dominated his sport for a generation, amassing a collection of World Championships and Olympic medals. Still a legend in his home country, the now retired Tomba turned up at Monza on Friday. Adam Cooper reports
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