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Rossi voted best Italian athlete 2003

Rossi voted best Italian athlete 2003

Rossi voted best Italian athlete 2003

Valentino Rossi has been voted the ‘Best Italian Athlete 2003' in a poll of some 500 sports journalists in his native country. The MotoGP World Champion, who began the defence of his 2003 crown with victory in the opening round of the 2004 season at Welkom last Sunday, won the sixth edition of the prestigious annual award organised by Stampa Estera, the Foreign Press Association in Italy, the largest foreign correspondents' organisation in the world.

Footballer Antonio Cassano, who plays as a striker for AS Roma and Italy, won the award for "Revelation of 2003', whilst former player Roberto Mancini, now coach of Lazio, was handed a lifetime achievement award.

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MotoGP, 2004, Valentino Rossi

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