Alberto
Dainese

Residence
Padova, Italy
Age
23
Nickname
Daino
Hobbies
Motorbikes, other sports
Favourite Food
Pizza
Favourite holiday destination
Alps
Favourite race
Milano Sanremo

Alberto made the step up to WorldTour in 2020 after a successful season in 2019 where he took several wins, including the U23 European Road Race title and his first pro victory at the Czech Cycling Tour.

“This is a good team to develop myself and I want to learn as much as I can. I chose the team because it is really professional with a big family atmosphere.”

An active youngster, Alberto played basketball for six years but wasn’t tall enough to continue playing. Alongside basketball, he used to also play football or ride his motorbikes, with Alberto a self-confessed speed lover. Originally also a mountain biker for fun, he soon joined a local club at 14 years-old after watching the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia on TV with his grandparents; although his family were initially hesitant as no one else rode a road bike. Alberto was soon able to convince them though and he hasn’t looked back since.

Competitive at heart, Alberto always strives for more.

“My mentality is that I am never satisfied. I always want to improve myself and win more. That is the key to being successful, always wanting to be better and making the necessary steps.”

Alberto has already experienced the thrill of racing in the elite bunch but the grounded Italian wants to absorb as much information as possible in his first year with the team.

“I always want to learn from the older guys on the team. You can learn a lot from the guys who have been in the WorldTour for a few years; how to train or how to race. I want to be able to do what the team asks me to do to the best of my ability at races.”

Doing just that, Alberto already tasted success in his first year with the team in 2020, winning a stage at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour before picking up several other top results throughout the year. 2021 saw Alberto take on his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España where he claimed an impressive five top five finishes, including three podium places.

Results

2021
2 Classique Paris-Chauny
2 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 8
2 Tour de Hongrie Stage 2
2 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 2
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 13
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 5
3 Grand Prix d'Isbergues Pas de Calais
3 Giro del Veneto
4 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 4
5 Omloop van het Houtland Middelkerke-Lichtervelde
2020
1 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 1
2 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 3
3 Race Torquay
3 Tour de Pologne Stage 5
4 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Points classification
5 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4
5 Tour de Pologne Stage 2
6 BinckBank Tour Stage 1
6 UAE Tour Stage 1
8 Tour de Pologne Points classification
2019
1 Tour de Normandie Points classification
1 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
1 Czech Cycling Tour Stage 3
1 Entre Brenne et Montmorillonnais
1 Tour de Normandie Stage 2
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 2
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 6
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 3
2 Gooikse Pijl
2 A Travers les Hauts de France Stage 3
2018
1 Tr. Città di S. Vendemiano 58th GP Industria & Commercio
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 1
1 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Stage 9a
1 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Points classification
2 National Championships Italy U23 Road Race
3 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 3
4 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 2
4 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Stage 1
5 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 4 (TTT)
6 Gooikse Pijl
2017
13 Popolarissima
34 Circuito del Porto Trofeo Arvedi
2016
1 Giro di Basilicata Stage 3
3 Giro di Basilicata Points classification
4 Giro di Basilicata Stage 2
42 Giro di Basilicata
85 Giro di Basilicata Stage 1