Manuele Boaro – about being one second away from victory

Italian rider, Manuele Boaro is now launching his third season in the Tinkoff-Saxo jersey and the goal is clear:

“For the 2014 season my goal is to win! I’m doing a series of great races and there should be numerous opportunities for me to get a good result. For instance, I’ll be doing the Classics where I definitely want to flash the jersey. However, I won’t be doing the Giro d’Italia this season as I’ll try to get in the best shape possible for the Italian national time trial championships in June,” states Boaro adding, of course, it’s a hard decision to make as my best experience last year was riding the Giro for the second time. Being Italian, the Giro is the most beautiful race in the world.”

Besides from winning the mountain classification in Volta ao Algarve, Boaro demonstrated his talent in 2013 by beating some of the very best time trial specialists in the bunch such as Chris Froome, Tejay Van Garderen and Andrew Talansky:

“The one that really disappointed me last season was that I failed to win a race but I came very close during the Criterium International time trial where I lost to Richie Porte by one lousy second. That really frustrated me for a long time after the race but it also motivates me to work harder and do better the next time” says the 26 year-old Boaro who’s now regenerated and set to take on a new season after some time off:

“During the off-season, I always go on holiday somewhere warm for about 10-14 days to regain a bit of strength. At home I read some books and try to complete the missing pieces of my collection of 1/43 Ferraris. I have more than 300 models,” concludes the Italian rider who has one of the biggest motors in the field himself.