“Simon Clarke professional racing cyclist with the Cannondale Racing Team married the gorgeous Mara on Lake Maggiore on June 1st.The marriage took place in a sumptuous villa overlooking the lake. Mara’s family home village is close by and the ceremony was performed by the local official.
Mara looked stunning in a figure hugging lace dress with a short train. The bodice was of transparent gauze that was delicately overlayed with lace.
Simon, the best men and Mara’s father were all dressed by Jeff Banks Savile Row. The family had flown into London weeks ago to be measured and fitted. Made to measure shirts picked out the colour of the suits with Simon sporting a handmade bow tie.
A reception buffet was followed by a sit down Italian dinner. The piece de resistance was a fruit laden wedding cake.
Many luminaries from the professional pelaton were present including Simon Gerrans, Cadel Evans, Nicolas Roache, Luke Durbridge and Leigh Howard”