Date of birth: 02/15/2003

Height: 182cm

Weight: 67kg
Education: University of Colorado, Boulder

Top Results

  • 1st Vuelta Ciclista Junior a la Ribera Del Duero (uci 2.1)('21)

Age started riding bikes: 3

Age started racing bikes: 12

Previous teams (club/collegiate count): Hot Tubes Junior Development, Miller School of Albemarle Endurance

Rider type: All round

Strengths: time trials, short/ punchy climbs

Area most eager to improve: climbing

Biggest on the bike accomplishment to date: Winning Vuelta Ciclista Junior a la Ribera Del Duero (uci 2.1)

What or who inspired you to start riding? 


Growing up with an Italian father, cycling was always a large proponent of my life and I wanted a way in which I could connect with my Italian side of the family. When the opportunity arose to join my local junior club I jumped on it in hopes of making my grandparents happy, but at the time I had no idea it would take me to where I am now. Since then what has inspired me to continue riding are all of the people who have supported me over the years, and all of the great teammates I have had who push me to be the best version of myself.

What’s your biggest goal for the season?

My biggest goal for the season is to do some high profile races with the U23 national team, and hopefully make the World Championship selection. I would also like to podium in a couple European races with the team.

Where is your favorite place to train and why?

My favorite place to train is in central Virginia, around Charlottesville where I went to highschool. The riding there is amazing with all sorts of varying terrain, small country roads, winding descents and epic climbs. The views that you can get from the top of the Blue Ridge parkway are hard to beat, especially in the fall. I have also made so many memories riding there with my best friends that are irreplaceable.

What’s one lesson you’ve had to learn the hard way and/or beginner mistake you made and now laugh about?

What has been the biggest adventure you’ve had on a bike to date?

One day, me and two other friends decided to do a century on brand new roads, while it was raining. We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into and ended up in quite a few weird places with even more interesting people. Somehow we ended up on the steepest climb any of us had ever done, while also being on gravel, in the rain. Thankfully at the top the rain turned to snow! That ride was one of the craziest things I have ever done, and even though I didn’t see the sun once, over five hours, it was very enjoyable.

What race are you most looking forward to this year and why?

I am really looking forward to racing the Tour of Rhodes as I have never raced in Greece, let alone visited. I have heard really good things about it from friends of mine that have raced in the past and the race alone seems like it will be really fun. Since it is early in the season I can’t wait to test my legs at a race of its calliper. 

What is your dream race to win and why?

My dream race to win would be Strade Bianchi because I can't imagine finishing, and winning, in a town like Sienna after a grueling day racing on beautiful gravel roads.

Which pro rider would you love to have as a teammate?

I would love to have Van Aert as a teammate just because he can do anything. He can chase anyone down, outclimb most climbers, and out sprint most sprinters. There aren't many, if not any pros that can do what he does, so to have him be on the same team as me would be incredible.