In April, Crotone manager Davide Nicola promised his players that if the club avoided relegation from Serie A, he would cycle 1,300km from Calabria to Turin (basically the whole length of mainland Italy).
When the manager made the agreement, the newly-promoted side had won just three of their opening 29 matches and it looked like they would be heading straight back to Serie B next season.
Crotone went on to win six of their final nine games, beating Serie A giants Inter and Lazio on the way. The club stayed up on the final day by two points and Nicola fulfilled his promise.
Yesterday, he finally finished his amazing ten-day journey to Turin.
It was a fantastic footballing accomplishment followed by a beautiful tribute from Nicola who wanted to cycle in order to raise awareness for safety towards cyclist in Italy. The Crotone manager lost his 14-year-old son in a cycling accident three years ago.
He also dedicated his achievement to former Giro d’Italia winner, Michele Scarponi, and former MotoGP champion, Nicky Hayden, who both died in cycling incidents in Italy this year.