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Squadra Azzura: Matteo Tosatto Interview

Matteo Tosatto is now in Belgium to participate on Sunday at the Cycling road World Championship in Zolder. This interview appreared on the Fassa Bortolo website.

Matteo, how did you react when you heard about your selection in the Squadra Azzurra‚?

MT – I was really happy! It’s a wonderful experience! I am in a great condition, I won Coppa Placci and I’ve often been placed in last months – I worked a lot and deserved the selection.

Did you believe in your selection?

MT – In the last months, yesI felt good and the race was good for me. At the beginning of the year it wasn’t one of my targets but then, in August, I started to think seriously about it and I worked a lot for it.

The last years you weren’t one of the candidates for the World Championships. What did change this year?

MT – In the last years the races were strongest and not very good for my characteristics. Then, I use to have more results in the beginning of the season, so at the end, I’m always dead! Last winter I had a car accident and so I had to go slowly at the beginning of this year. I think it is the reason I’m now in a great condition!

Do you have an idea about the role you’ll have in the team?

MT – It will certainly be to help my captains breaking, or being at the front of the bunch to keep it packed for the sprint.

Do you know Mario Cipollini?

MT – I’ve never been with him in a team but I know he is very helpful to create a compact and a motivated group for a special target.

Are you ready now for this appointment?
MT – Yes I feel good and I am very confident. I hope to do well.

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