1) WHERE DOES YOUR PASSION COME FROM? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CYCLING?
My passion for sport started 40 years ago. Okay I'm not going to exaggerate, since I was very young... I've always loved sport, since I was a boy I've always dreamt of becoming a champion and being able to do it for a living. The passion for cycling came later... In 1999 I was invited to try and break the hour record (a sport racers do at the end of their career... I did it at the beginning). From that moment on I realised that cycling was a way for me to better express my performance and I've been doing it ever since...
2) TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES YOU ARE CARRYING OUT...
Well, I always have lots of projects, now though my main and only goal is London 2012.
3) TELL US ABOUT YOUR GOALS AND RECORDS...
I took part in three Olympics and won a bronze medal in 2004 in Athens. For me London will be the fourth edition and no Italian paralympic cyclist has ever achieved this record before...
I've won 11 world medals two of which are gold medals;
6 European medals and 27 Italian titles.
4) WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS?
I live with dreams, the most recurring one at the moment is seeing myself smiling on the podium, on the "that" step, the one that's a little bit higher than the other two. I get emotional hearing the Italian anthem and I think of all the hard work I did to get there...
5) DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR OUR FANS?
Of course: nothing is impossible, you just need to want it hard enough and limits are set by the mind and not the body.
6) WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Never give up and dreams can always come true if you want them to.
7) WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS OR PEOPLE YOU LOOK UP TO?
I've always looked up to my parents, with their simplicity and determination... Now my points of reference are my extra leg and my family, my children Thomas and Mattia.
8) WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME, OTHER THAN SPORT?
I don't have a lot of spare time, but when I do I enjoy playing with Thomas and Mattia and I like cooking.https://twitter.com/#FabrizioMacchiWebsite