Piccoli staying focused during uncertain first WorldTour season

James Piccoli (Israel Start-Up Nation)
James Piccoli (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

James Piccoli should have already been days into his first Grand Tour in his debut season with Israel Start-Up Nation this week were it not for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he's been logging kilometres inside his tiny apartment in Montréal on Zwift - his victory on stage 3 of Zwift Tour for All evidence that he's taking his job seriously - in addition to training outdoors. 

Cyclingnews spoke to the Canadian after the five-stage virtual race finished up as a rare May snow fell outside his door.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.