At Team Milram, everybody pitches in and lends a hand, no matter who or how young they are. The newest "helper" on the team is 13 year-old Mattia Besnati, son of team doctor Massimo Besnati.
The youngster is taking advantage of his summer vacation to accompany the team during the Deutschland Tour. During the third stage, he sat in the second team car, which accompanied Niki Terpstra in his breakaway. Mattia cheered the young Dutchman on as he went on to win the mountain jersey.
But he is also putting in practical work, too. His specialty has become washing the team cars. "He has everything under control," team mechanic Sven Grundmann told the team's website, team-milram.com