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Sport and exercise have been a big part of Mauro’s life for as long as he can remember. He was already enjoying long bike rides in the Engadin, Ticino and South Tyrol at the tender age of seven. These trips with his family were always fun and exciting. Mauro’s love for cycling soon drove him to join a newly created mountain bike group, where he was a keen participant in training sessions. It wasn’t long before he started putting his acquired skills to the test by competing in local mountain bike races.

Young and with boundless energy, the off-road enthusiast also took up road cycling and joined Veloclub Steinmaur. His coach there, Toni Ballat, saw mastering the road bike as a fundamental cycling skill, so he put a lot of emphasis on learning valuable techniques. Mauro’s schedule in the U17 category saw him competing in road bike and mountain bike races in the summer, then testing his limits in winter in the cyclo-cross discipline, which has a long tradition at Veloclub Steinmaur.

In the U19 (Junior) category, Mauro switched to the race track and only used his mountain bike for training from then on. He became part of the Swiss national team squad in the road, cyclo-cross and track disciplines, which often took him abroad to compete. But he still loved taking part in the regional races on Tuesday nights, which gave him the perfect opportunity to further hone his technique and skills.

To manage his busy sporting career, Mauro relied on a lot of support from the people around him. Combined with his excellent organisational skills and an understanding employer, this helped him keep on top of everything while finishing his apprenticeship. He went on to complete the Swiss Army Elite Sport Programme, an achievement made possible by his success on the track and road – and the unwavering support of his national team track coach Daniel Gisiger, for which Mauro is extremely grateful.

Since joining the elite ranks in the 2021 season, Mauro has already reached two major milestones by winning his first stage at the Giro d’Italia and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

PALMARÈS

2th place

Stage 1/2 + 4 – Settimana Int. Coppi e Bartali (2.1.)

1th place

victory GC – Settimana Int. Coppi e Bartali (2.1.)

2022
1th place

victory 1th stage Settimana Int. Coppi e Bartali (2.1)

10th place
GC Tour of Oman (2. Pro)
2th place
Stage 4 Tour of Oman (2. Pro)

9th place

Stage 2 – ITT Prolog Giro d’Italia (2. UWT)  

6th place

Stage 8 Giro d’Italia (2. UWT)

10th place

Stage 10 Giro d’Italia (2. UWT)

6th place

Stage 21 – ITT Giro d’Italia (2. UWT)

2th place

Swiss Championships ITT

4th place

Swiss Championships Road Race

6th place

GC PostNord Danmark Rundt

6th place

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (1. UWT)

1th place

victory World Championships Mixed Relay TTT

2021

7th place

Swiss Championships Road Elite
4th place

Swiss Championships ITT Elite

1st place
victory 11th stage Giro d’Italia
2020
11th place
GC Tour de Luxembourg (UCI 2. Pro)
6th place
Stage 4 Czech Tour (UCI 2.1)
2019
1st place
U23 Swiss Road Champion
3rd place
Swiss Championships Time Trials
1st place
World Cup Winner Team Pursuit Cambridge
3rd place
European Championships Madison U23
4th place
Madison World Cup Brisbane Elite
2018
3rd place
Swiss Championships Individual Pursuit Elite
2nd place
GC Tour of Black Sea (UCI 2.2)
2017
2nd place
Swiss Championships Road Juniors
2nd place
Swiss Championships Time Trials Juniors
2nd place
Swiss Championships Cyclo-Cross Juniors
3rd place
European Championships Points Race Juniors

5th place

Cyclo-cross World Cup Fiuggi Juniors
3rd place
GC GP Patton Juniors (UCI Nations Cup)
2016
4th place
Swiss Championships Time Trials Juniors
2nd place
Swiss Championships Cyclo-Cross Juniors

Image: Cor Vos ©

Image: Cor Vos ©

Image: Cor Vos ©

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17. – 22.01.2023

20. – 26.2.2023

5. – 12.3.2023

11. – 18.6.2023

25.6.2023

National Championships Switzerland – Road Race

3.9.2023

Bretagne Classic – Plouay – France (1. UWT) 

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