After a strong final year in juniors in 2021, which saw fast-man Lorenzo take an incredible ten wins to his name. His first year with Development Team dsm-firmenich by his own admissions was a struggle due to injuries and illness throughout the campaign which saw him take on a limited number of race days, but he is motivated for the new season ahead.
Throughout the difficulties of the 2022 season, an upbeat Lorenzo maintained a positive attitude throughout and has been working hard to get back to where he was previously so that he can start “2023 in good shape and show himself.”
Despite his young age, Lorenzo’s maturity shines through, and he feels that regardless of the setbacks he has also learned a lot about himself as a person and solidified what he already knew – that cycling is what he really wants to do as an athlete.
Speaking of “passion” is almost a stereotypical answer when talking to an Italian about cycling but that is how Lorenzo came into the sport. Watching his dad and uncle cycle when he was a youngster, Lorenzo was initially a ball-sports player – focusing on football and basketball, but when he swung his leg over the bike for the first time aged ten, then he hasn’t looked back since with that “instilled passion” from his family.
As an aspiring sprinter, Lorenzo looks up to Mark Cavendish as one of his idols and he respects and admires his longevity in the sport; while also of course the amount of wins he has taken – something the competitive Lorenzo dreams being able to do in the future.
Away from the bike, Lorenzo enjoys a relaxed time spent in the countryside; going for walks with his girlfriend and dogs, but as an active person he always wants to do some kind of sport – whether that be lengths in his local pool, or pumping iron in the gym – he’ll always be busy with something.