Hometown: Bellano (Italy)
Date of birth: 04/05/1993
Of all the riders on the team, Simone is probably the one who lives in the most charming place: on Lake Como.
|Debut on bike||2007|
|World Tour ranking position||173|
|World Tour ranking points||58|
Although he can enjoy fantastic views of the lake from his house in Dervio, where he lives with his parents, Petilli chose cycling over water sports.
However, he only started riding after he had already tried his hand at football and basketball.
His nickname is "Camoscio di Dervio (the Chamois from Dervio), due to his outstanding climbing skills.
Simone holds the record for daily smiles: he is always happy, polite to everyone, and nothing can dampen his sunny mood.
Growing up he used to spend a lot of time at a lakeside restaurant where his father worked as a cook, so it’s no surprise that he knows how to prepare delicious fish recipes.