I learnt this Italian phrase from the book Maglia ROSA - Triumph and tradegy at the Giro d'Italia, by Herbie Sykes. The book was a gift from a friend and it is a fascinating read, made more special by the fact that the Giro is underway.
And so back to the phrase. It translates to "I've got a sore arse" and sprung to mind when I saw Mark Cavendish's photo on Facebook from his crash on Monday's stage. Ouch.