Franco Pellizotti – Riding with smile
While I was interwieving him, Franco Pellizotti was always smiling so I understood that I could joke with him.
Have you seen Franco without the helmet? He has wonderful hair!!
I couldn’ resist: I started with some gossip about…I wanted to understand if he is real blond… I managed to make him confess that it has highlights to be blonder…(What a scoop!)
Stop with jokes now …Of course, I can’t have a great rider and ask him just about the appearance. Franco Pellizotti runs with Team Liquigas and this year, together with Ivan Basso, he is willing to make important results in the Giro d’Italia and in the Tour de France. So let’s start with the serious interview…
Franco, you were born in Bibione, at the seaside. How comes that now you climb mountains?
Well, it happens. I started to ride when I was a kid and I was quite good. The rest came alone.
You were in Beijng for the last Olimpic Games and Italy gained the silver medal. How can you describe that experience?
Olimpic Games are magic and not only for the races. I was there with champions from all over the world, people who are in the history of sport and they were so cool! Even if they are very famous, they are easy going. Everybody felt in the same way because everybody was there for the same reason and with the same passion. It was amazing!
I know you ride also motorbike… Surely faster and less hard than a bike!
I have a Ducati Monster. I love riding and I must admit that sometimes I follow the same route than Giro d’Italia: it’s like repeating the lesson, I check every turns…
You know that Elite’s roller has video races and a new program, Georax, to create your own course. Where would you like to ride?
Well, world has so many wonderful places and, while you ride, the contact with the nature is strong and exciting. If I have to choose I would probably say Perù. I love Latin America, it’s so charming for the views and also for the culture and popolation. And moreover, cycling with Real Power at home I won’t have height problems!
Nice and clever this guy.