Dear friends, today I had a wonderful feeling! I went to greet the boys of Bardiani. I call them kids, but they could be my children. They were taking pictures and they asked me to make some with them. We just joked and exchanged simple lines. While talking with them, watching them, I started surfing with my mind ... I thought about their life, their future, all that legacy of roads, sweat, hard work, joy, disappointment, public, bags on the fly, massages, transfers, bike chases, sprints, and hopefully many "Misses".
The human mind is amazing: it was like watching the movie about their lives. I know very well the kind of hope thanks to which all their projects move forward: the girlfriend who will became their wife, the bonuses that will eventually increase over the years and will allow them to buy their first house, a car, a watch... Everything may seem so hard and far. You have to really want it to make it become true.
Maybe the one who will win the Tour de France, the Roubaix, the Flanders or the World Cup is not among you (although I will pray with all my heart). But be warned that you are approaching the most exciting and stimulant time of your life. Good luck guys!