Women’s Cycling Profiles: Greta Marturano
Date of Birth – 14th June 1998
Nationality – Italian
Team – Top Girls Fassa Bartolo
Former Teams – S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
Career Achievements –
8th Italian National Road Race (2018)
9th SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn (2018)
Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?
I learned to ride a bike when I was 2 years old and my bike was black and white with the 101 Dalmatians on it! I learned it thanks to my father and my mother because they rode on a bike and they did competitions.
What was your first ‘proper’ road bike & what colour was it?
Instead my first racing bike was black with red flames and the first time I used it I was very scared.
What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?
With the passage of time I understood the most important thing in this sport is commitment and sacrifices, but all this can give you a wonderful satisfaction.
What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?
My favourite places to ride are in the hills, on the climbs in particular. I like to go on the Ghisallo climb, Colma di Sormano climb and I like to go along the Pusiano Lake or Lake Como because during the weekend there are a lot of people on the bike and it’s funny!
What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?
I advise everyone to always train with serenity and without pressure, trying to have as much fun as possible.
What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?
This year I had the chance to participate in one of the races of my dreams that
Other races on my bucket list are Strade Bianche, Tour of Flanders, Tour Down Under (because I consider Australia a fantastic place to go), Ride London and La Course by Le Tour de France. I hope to participate in all these races in the future.