Simone Petilli

Nationality: Italy

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.

Height 178 cm
Weight 62 kg
Debut on bike 2007
Pro since 2016
Giro d'Italia 2
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.