Nick Name: Fonzie.

Date of Birth: 12-10-1984.

Current Team: Cannondale Factory Racing.
Height: 172 cm.
Weight: 68 kg.
Residence: Castell'Arquato Italy.
Why do you ride: cause when your are on two wheels the World is much better.
What/who started you racing: My family bought me a 24" mtb back in 1994. After one year I was racing already..
Weakness: what do you mean?
Marital status: married with Betty.
Most important people in your life and career: My wife.
Racing since: 1995.
Professional since: 2007.
Best part of racing: winning.
Hardest part: when you can't give 100%.
Worst moment in career: quitting XCO Worlds 2010.
Best moment in career: crossing the finish line at London's Olympic.
General career goals : Be #1.
Favourite food: pasta con le zucchine.
Favourite reading: Riders.
Favourite music: Rock.
Best idea of having good time: travel with your friends on 2 wheels.
Favourite place to travel to: South of Italy.
Most respected mountain bike riders: John Tomac.
Other most respected athletes: Valentino Rossi, Sven Nys, Tony Cairoli, Thomas Frischknecht, Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat.
Favourite riding spots and courses: Val d'Arda, Finale Ligureas for riding. London (UK), Nove Mesto (CZE) and Canberra (AUS) are the best courses.
Advice to beginners: Ride a lot, enjoy even more.
Other sports: Cyclocross , Enduro (bike and motorbike).
Other interests: Old stuff.
If I was not a professional mountain biker: I would have been a pilot.


Year 2012 Highlights:
- 3rd Olympic Games London.
- 4th World Cup Overall.
- Team Relay World Champion.
- National XCO and CX Champion.

Year 2011 Highlights:
- 3rd Dalby Forest World Cup.
- 5th Pietermaritzburg World Cup.
- 3rd Team Relay World Championship.
- 7th Cyclocross World Championship.
- XCO and CX National Champ.

Year 2010 Highlights:
- 3rd European Championship.
- 9th Windham USA World Cup.
- 10th Dalby Forest UK World Cup.
- XCO and CX National Champ.