I was a pro rider for 20 years and I rode with Mark Cavendish at HTC High Road. For the last 5 years leading up to my retirement as a rider in 2014 I rode with BMC. My main specialism was time trialling and have won time trial stages of the Giro D'italia and I finished 5th in the Olympics Individual Time Trial behind Bradley Wiggins. I was Italian Time Trial champion 6 times. My other achievements include wearing the race leader's jersey, the Maglia Rosa, in the Giro d'Italia. I have ridden the Giro d'Italia 8 times and the Tour De France 3 times.
When I'm not at Cadence I work as a DS and Time Trial coach at BMC, leading them to two world Time Trial Championships in 2014 and 2015. I also coach Linda Vilumsen, the 2015 women's World Time Trial champion.
- Anything with wheels