We are glad to present Domenico as part of our Pro Guest Trainer at SpainTriStages.
Let’s leave this space to present himself, so you can get to know this excellent Pro Triathlete with a great story behind.
Welcome Domenico, we can’t wait your Camps to start with us, we know they will be great.
In words of Domenico:
My relationship with the sport…my father was a professional cyclist
My relationship with the sport started exactly at the same time I was born 38 years ago, as my father was a professional cyclist, he was also assistant to many Cyclist Champions as Francesco Moser, Giuseppe Saronni, Roger De Vlaeminck and many others, he worked with them together during 9 Giro d’Italia, 10 Milano San Remo, 10 Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders, a really strong and dignified career, that I always admired since I was a child.
This way I learned a lot from my father about all sporting life as well as training, recovery, nutrition…I can say almost everything, as It was our daily life…
I started my sporting life as soccer player at the age of 9
I started my sporting life as soccer player at the age of 9 years old, I was really strong and fast and I had good numbers, an average of 15/20 goals every year.
As I was 17 years I decided to stop playing soccer and enjoy life as a teenager so I played with Torino Footbal Club for the last two years.
After this period, while doing lot of surfboard, I decided to start with cycling.
Cycling was not my passion, so I stopped in 2005 at my fourth year as professional…
I been a cyclist since I was 18 to 26 with let’s say medium success, but I have to say that was not my life/passion and not what I loved to do so I stopped in 2005 at my fourth year as professional cyclist.
My best team was Quick step Davitamon which was the founding team of today’s well known as Quick Step Team in Pro Tour.
There I had amazing colleagues: Paolo Bettini, Johan Mussew, Richard Virenque, Frank Vandenbrouke, Tom Boonen and Luca Paolini.
I really learned a lot from them during these years and had the chance to be in contact with the pro cyclist scene.
Here is the list of Teams I gained experience from during my period as professional:
1997 – 2001 International cycling rider, category elite /under 23
2002 Professional cycling rider Team Colombia- Selle Italia (COLOMBIA)
2003 Professional cycling rider Team Quick step Davitamon (BELGIUM)
2004 Professional cycling rider Team Amore & Vita Beretta (ITALY)
2005 Professional cycling rider Team Amore & Vita -MC DONALD’S (ITALY)
2009 when I started to swim…then I discovered triathlon…
After this period I took a break from sport (except surfboard) until 2009 when I started to swim on my own in the pool just to keep me in good shape.
Was at that point then when I discovered triathlon too so I did some small races that soon became international races. I was still strong because my past as pro cyclist and my run capabilities, that were also good (coming from soccer).
As a result I became a professional in 2015 after my victory in Challenge Rimini, after this I decided to stop my job and I became a full-time triathlete.
I had lot of victories this year, but could have been more I injuries wouldn’t have stopped me during months.
Here is some example of my achievements so far:
1st Ironman Taiwan 2015
1st Ironman 70.3 Malaysia 2015
1st Challenge Philippines 2015
1st Challenge Sardinia 2014
1st Challenge Rimini 2014
1st Italian champ.2011
1st Spanish Duathlon Championship 2014
1st Triathlon mid distance Elche Spain 2010/2011/2013/2014
2nd Ironman 70.3 Malaysia 2009
3rd Ironman 70.3 Italy 2015
3rd Ironman Los Cabos
3rd Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote 2016
3rd Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote 2013
3rd Challenge Gran Canaria 2016
4th Ironman Uk 2011
7th Challenge Dubai 2015
I am really can’t wait to start working with all athletes that will be attending my training Camps at SpainTriStages in the great area and space of Santa Pola, Alicante.
Here is the video at the finish line at Arenales 113 Triathlon: