Everybody knows how the Quick-Step Floors riders came into the sport or what are their biggest results to date, but few or none know what movies and music they enjoy, or where they like to spend their holidays. Here's your chance to find out all these.
Favourite music: I like all kinds of music, from classical to rock, but if I were two name two bands that are on my playlist and love to listen anytime, these would be AC/DC and The Subways.
Favourite movies: I am into action and fantasy movies, but I can't really say I have a movie at the top of my list. When I'm with the team in a stage race or a training camp, I watch a movie in the evening, as it helps kill time. But not sitcoms; I don't like them, because they are too long and you really need a lot of time and patience to watch all those seasons and episodes.
Favourite food: Being Italian, it doesn't come as a surprise if I say pizza, right? I love a good pizza margherita, but also the ones with prosciutto and fish are among my favourites. Another dish I really enjoy is rabbit with polenta, which is a traditional food from my region.
How's life in a gruppetto: Being dropped on a mountain stage isn't that bad. Ok, you have to make it over all those climbs inside the time limit and not be totally spent at the end of the day, but it gives you the opportunity to watch the fans who are on the side of the road. I like doing that in a race, because you can see some crazy people wearing funny costumes and doing all kinds of stuff, which makes your day and helps you ignore the pain.
Other sports I follow: During winter, I rarely miss any alpine skiing or cross country skiing races. I also make sure of watching the mountain bike and cyclo-cross races, as they are really exciting. Basketball is another sport I like; now that I think, I can't say no to any sport, when there's something on TV and I have time, then I'm watching it.
Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele