Lorenzo
Ursella

Residency
Udine, Italy
Age
18
Nickname
Not got one yet
Hobbies
Swimming, work on cars
Favourite food
Pasta
Favourite TV show
Anything on Netflix
Favourite holiday destination
Alps
Favourite race
Strade Bianche

2021 saw Italian fast-man Lorenzo claim an incredible ten wins on the Italian racing scene in his final year in the junior ranks. Alongside those wins, Lorenzo took a further three podiums, all of which he claimed behind his teammates.

A strong sprinter on the road, Lorenzo is also adept on the track too, taking silver at the junior European track championships in the scratch race, an event he would go on to take bronze in at the World championships.

Transferring those track positioning skills to the road, Lorenzo aims to continue his development with the team in 2022.

“The team impressed me with their organisation and management. I can’t wait to begin this new experience at the U23 level, and I hope to grow as a rider and help the team do their best.”

 

Lorenzo Ursella | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Lorenzo Ursella | Team DSM | January Team Camp

Despite his dad and uncle both riding Lorenzo initially took to ball sports with football, where he played as a defender, and basketball, where he played as an attacker his passion. However, at the age of 10 he properly swung his leg over a bike and hasn’t looked back since.

“I just love riding my bike. I love being out in nature, riding with friends or on my own, but I also really like the racing side of it too.”

Like a lot of youngsters, Lorenzo is an incredibly driven individual who believes in himself but the people around him. With his short-term focus on learning and improving as much as he can, he does have big ambitions for far into his future career, with Paris-Roubaix and Strade Bianche two races that he would love to compete and do well in.

With a variety of interests, Lorenzo enjoys spending his free time doing as many different things as possible, such as swimming, walking the family dog or going to visit friends. If not, you can find him in the workshop or garage, getting hands on and helping his brother work on cars.