Davide Rebellin, a new acquisition of CCC Polsat Polkowice, winner of three Ardennes classics: Amstel Gold Race, Fleche and Liege Walonne and Bastogne-Liege, gave an interview to the portal “na szosie.pl.” We invite you to read.
Davide, you have chosen the Polish team CCC Polsat Polkowice, how it came to sing the contract?
As it happens in cycling. Piotr Wadecki, with whom I have known from many years, offered me to join to CCC team. I know that the team is run professionally, responsibly and has good results. I also notice what is the atmosphere in the team, and to this must be added the responsible sponsor which is the CCC Dariusz Miłek company. I know how much he has done for cycling and popularization of our discipline. Meeting people like Dariusz is rarely. He is very much involved in cycling. And at the same time he is responsible and knows what he wants. Professional in every way. In such a run team, where you can see the professionalism, hard work and a good atmosphere, you want to start.
Many of fans are expected your starts in Poland, when and in what races will they see you in action?
Calendar hasn’t been yet established, but certainly in a few races I will start, though I am riding in the Polish team CCC Polsat Polkowice. It will be definitely a lot of opportunities for fans in Poland to watch my starts.
There was no possibilities to get to know colleagues from the CCC, when are you planning first training and where? In Poland or in Italy?
There was no occasion yet, but I’ve heard good things about them, specially about Marek Rutkiewicz. The first meeting where I will know all the riders, mechanics is planned for the training camp in Spain. So as you can see, neither in Poland nor in Italy (smile).
You know the Polish cyclists, I know that you live close to Sylwek Szmyd. Do you practice together?
The first I’ve ever met was Czesław Lang (smile). A fantastic person and a cyclist. We have been keeping in touch till now. And the rest …. Of course, these who start here in Italy, but the contacts are limited to the joint starts.
Sylwek However, that is another history. We have known for a long time, we live near each other, and of course we train together as many time as we have ocassion. You know very well that each of us has different plans for starting and camps. But if time allows we ride together.
Opportunity to meet with Czesław Lang may soon has happened. CCC Polsat Polkowice probably get an invitation for Tour de Pologne …
I must admit that I would like to start with a team in the Tour de Pologne. Certainly we will fight for the top places. Cycling is my life, and although I am not so young, when it’s going to race I put the bar high. Anyway, next year’s Tour de Pologne starts in Italy, and ends in Poland, so I need to and I should show from my the best side.
Davide, thanks for the interview and we arrange for another interview in Poland?
Also, thank you and see you in Poland (smile).