Now into his fourth year with the team, Alberto has made steps each season and his 2022 campaign saw him take his first Grand Tour stage win – with sprint victory on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia to Reggio Emilia.
As a proud Italian, that win was very important for Alberto and it’s the one that he thinks saw him have his best day on the bike so far as a rider. With the memorable pictures of him crossing the line and celebrating with all his teammates, you could see the “relief” on Alberto’s face and that is one of his striking moments from that stage.
“It was a big relief for things to finally come together that day, and of course there was a lot of joy too. I think I’ve gained some more self-confidence from that day.”
Despite the bravado that can come across from some sprinters, Alberto is a quieter and more reserved individual and someone that reflects a lot on who he is as a person. That shines through when he also candidly looks back on that Giro win.