Macchi prepares for Paralympics

Fabrizio Macchi of Italy is busy preparing for the Paralympics in Beijing later this year. The...

Fabrizio Macchi of Italy is busy preparing for the Paralympics in Beijing later this year. The successful rider, who has won gold medals at the Panamerican Games as well as European Championships, is now eyeing the Games, where he wants to improve on his performance in Athens. In Greece, he won the bronze medal in the pursuit. In 2001 he also broke the Hour World record, with a distance of 45.870 metres.

For his dream to come true, he now has chosen his material to be used in China. After numerous tests, including in the wind tunnel, he decided to go with FSA and VISION.

Macchi forms part of a ten-rider group, called "Fabbrica Italiana Atleti." This mix of high-level athletes have the economic support of Fiat. With the financial and technical support taken care of, the rider hopes to have a successful Paralympics.

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