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Name: Rachele Barbieri
Hometown: Serramazzoni (MO)
Country: Italy
Age: 20
Sport: Cyclist
Years in the sport: 20

How did you get started cycling? I started cycling when I was 5 years old

Goals for this year? Track world championships 28 February – 4 March in Holland

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope on a bike with my dream already realized!!!

Favourite athlete? A lot of athletes! I follow many sports and admire many athletes, you can always learn something from everyone

What has been your biggest challenge as an athlete and how did you overcome it? A bad crash on the track a few years ago. I got up because I love cycling and love it year after year!

Best advice that you have been given? Always believe and never give up

If you were not an athlete, what would you be doing? For sure a sportive!!! ahah maybe a personal trainer or amental coach!! 

Any hobbies? Shopping, Travelling, and cooking!

Favourite music? Pop

Favourite book? Dramatic

What does a typical day of training look like? Happy face! It is my life!!

Anything people be surprised to learn about you? Maybe the maturity that cycling and sports have allowed me to have.

What is the funniest thing has happened to you/others while training? My bike broke 2.5km from home just after I started training and had to walk home!! 

Any pre-competition rituals? Nope

Best movie and tv series? Many action films!

Favourite food while training? Cake and little cookies

Results you’re most proud of? World Scratch Championship Champion

Do you have a saying or motto you live by?  Never give up! 

What do you enjoy most about racing? That I get to race

Advise that you have for someone starting out biking? Ride with a smile and have fun!

What is the most crucial part of your training? The long training alone… many hours alone 🙁

Anyone you would like to thank? First of all to my family, then to all the people who love me and always follow me. To Fiamme Oro and National team than make all this possible.

Rachele Barbieri Social Media links:
Instagram:  @rachelebarbieri
Twitter: @BarbieriRachele
Facebook: @Rachele Barbieri