Lorenzo
Milesi

Residency
San Pellegrino Terme, Italy
Age
19
Nickname
Not got one yet!
Hobbies
MTB and football
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
Any sport
Favourite holiday destination
Tenerife
Favourite race
Giro d'Italia

A strong and powerful rider, Milesi had a consistent and impressive opening year to the junior category in 2019 where he took six top ten places, including a great ride to take second at the Italian national championships in the time trial. 2020 saw Milesi’s exploits against the clock continue, racking up four wins which included claiming the famous green, white and red tricolour in the time trial.

2021 saw Lorenzo find his feet in the U23 category, before now joining the team’s Development program in 2022 – an opportunity he is relishing.

“There are a lot of people that work in the organisation here to help you be as good as you can be.”

A former footballer and downhill skier at a young age, Lorenzo was the first in his family to take to the bike, with his family since following the sport after he took it up. Despite not playing football anymore, he enjoys hitting the slopes in the winter, when possible, to keep up his fitness.

“I really like a mix of everything about cycling – the nature, the competitive side. Cycling is different to football even though they are both team sports. You might train on your own but then you race together and work towards that goal.”

Having already competed against professionals in races like Trofeo Laigueglia and Coppi e Bartali, Lorenzo much prefers the structure and more controlled manner of those events compared to the often-chaotic racing-style in the U23 ranks. Able to find motivation intrinsically, Lorenzo wants to continually push himself.

“I get motivated by my teammates and the people around me. I want to see myself get better as well, in training and in races, looking at my numbers and see them improve.”

Looking ahead, he wants to settle in well with the team and help them to win as many races as possible while away from the bike he wants to immerse himself in the surroundings at the Keep Challenging Center and continue to improve his English.