Born in Treviso, the epicentre of Italian Cycling, Alberto raced both MTB & Cyclocross developing phenomenal bike skills on and off-road. Working in the Pinarello factory, building bikes, he later went on to work in the Mechnical Engineering arena developing his technical skills to a larger scale. Alberto has guided for over 12 years with Maglia Nera Tours, Pinarello Travel, Dolomiti Experience & the Fiemme Valley Tourism. Alberto takes care of our prestigious fleet of Pinarello's!
Italian, good English and Spanish
Born at the base of the Stelvio Pass, one can only imagine how this young man rides two wheels up a mountain. Fiercely talented, you would never know as he adapts to the abilities of all our guests. Matteo raced in the Elite U-23 circuit for ASD Gerbi for 4 years, he brings a wealth of talent to our team. Matteo is a Physcial Education teacher and runs our intestive training camps in the Italian Alps. Somehow between riding his bike, he fits in running, ski mountaineering and downhill skiing.
English, Italian, Spanish
Yvette has over 15 years experience in racing and running cycling tours in Europe and Australia. Hovering between the Italian Dolomites, Treviso and Sydney, she was responsible of developing tours & marketing for Pinarello Travel and now Director of Maglia Nera Cycling Tours. The co-founder of Dolomiti Experience, responsible for mapping out 30+ MTB trails in the Dolomiti Lagorai region. You will know Yvette's face if you ever visitited the Pinarello store in Treviso.
English, Italian, standard Spanish and French
Born and bread in the Italian Dolomites, Stefano is fluent in Italian, English and French... ohh and don't attempt to sneak a Spanish word in, he will understand you. Cyclist, swimmer, runner, Ironman.. you give Stefano a task and he will not only conquer it, he will destory it. Extensive knowledge of Europe and Australia's best cycling locations, Stefano will also keep you entertained out on the road with his fast wit and great sense of humour.
Italian, French, English and Spanish
Treviso born and raised, Davide is our logistics man, he is a qualified Bike Mechanic. Over the past 8 years he has gained numerous qualifications wih Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo in their systems. He works alongside Alberto in keeping the fleet running smoothly and preparing your bikes based on your measurements. If you are ever on tour with Carlo, try and get him on a ride, he won't ever tell you just how handy he is (regional cyclocross champ!).
Italian, good English and Spanish
Pieter brings a wealth of skill and knowledge to our business after competing at an elite level in MTB. You would never know that as his humble character leads him to adapt to any rider level. Pieter grew up in Torino and spent a lot of his youth in the French Pyrenees where his grandparents live. In the autumn you will find Pieterorganising cyclocross races across Europe, in the winter you will find him in the French/Swiss alps as a ski instructor, in the spring he is teaching kids to swim & mtb and in the summer he is guiding cycling tours.
Italian, French and English
Jonathan comes to us with a wealth of experience in the Mountain Running arena, he lives in the Dolomites and is expert of the routes in most mountainous areas of Europe, always in search of a new steep climb! Yes he is a mountain goat and you may just want to hold of challenging him on a climb of any steepness, recall, he runs up them! Cycling and Running go hand-in-hand with Jonathan being as handy on both road and mountain bikes as they have always been a part of his fierce training regime! Jono is our pure Kiwi correspondant!
English, Italian and Kiwi
Sabrina has a Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Trento as well as a Diploma of Wellness Massage from The Nazionale Scuola Corsi di Massagi. Sabrina works in the winter with Professional Cross Country Skiers taking care of their bodies under extreme weather and physical conditions. She then takes care of cyclists and mountain runners in the summer as they tour and race around Europe. Sabrina brings a wealth of experience to our tours adding that extra care to the equation.
Italian, English and Russian!
Stefano was born in a small town close to Monte Zoncolan on the border of Slovenia. He first conquered Zoncolan at the age of 11. From then on, along with is father, he knew that he would be spending a lot of time on his bike. Almost going Pro, Stefano was forced to give up his dream after a bad fall which took him 2 years to recover from. By the time he was 100% he had missed his chance, hence took his skills to coaching juniors, supporting para-athletes at Olympic Games and guiding through his local area. Its great to have Stefano as part of the team and expanding our Italian and Slovenian tours
Italian, Slovene and English
Born, raised, raced, conquered in Treviso, Roberto is a jack of all trades. Over COVID he became a father for the first time and has a second one on its way, hence his time with us is limited. Roberto is a qualifed Bike Mechanic working closely with Alberto and Davide and somehow finds the time to race road and cyclocross Masters in the Veneto & Trentino region... ohh he also seems to just win everything!. Roberto is passionate about his homeland, he thrives on fresh organic produce, fine Prosecco, homemade salami, sausages and mozzarella... If you get the opportunity to tour with Roberto, be careful, he's a prankster!
Italian, some English and very heavy Treviso dialect!
Alvaro was born near the historic town of Santiago de Compostela where he ran mountains until the age of 20. Injuries forced him to take up a new sport, one on two wheels leading to a successful U23 career. Now retired, he owns a bike store in Spain and assists us throughout the season on tours in Spain, Portugal and France. Alvaro's knowledge is Spain is extensive having raced in every corner of this great country. He was also heavily involved with increasing the penalties on driver's who go too close to cyclists. Enjoy Alvaro's skill and humour, he is a treasure to us and you will love him too ! Ola!
Spanish, Portugese and English
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