The last man of Groupama-FDJ is a music lover and will participate in the “La Prima Estate” Festival in Lido Di Camaiore. “Arnaud is a spercial captain, for me he is the sprinter of the people”
Rock is not dead, on the contrary, it enjoys excellent health even in a group where it has many followers. From Trentino-based Daniel Oss, who also knows how to play an instrument (bass), to Peter Sagan, perhaps the closest champion to a frontman that cycling has ever had, to finish with Jacopo Guarnieri, a serial consumer of records and playlists, who of makes the last man of the Groupama-FDJ, or the precious forerunner of Arnaud Demáre, the cyclamen jersey, with three victories, of the Giro 105.
Guarnieri is in his fifth pink race, is 34 years old and is one of the most appreciated veterans. Also today he will be at the controls of the Groupama-FDJ train, which will travel towards the Treviso finish line. Of course to everyone. “I was 15 and with Oss we already shared the passion for music in the national team retreats. He’s a punk, I’m a little bit more eclectic, so to speak. I like to mix genres and choose the soundtrack on the team bus. I choose the best pieces according to mood: after the victories in Messina, Scalea and Cuneo we celebrated with the great Californian classics, from Pennywise to Offspring. Arnaud appreciates, my roommate Konovalovas hasn’t kicked me out yet, so I’m not as bad as a deejay… ”.
PARTY AND BIKE
Guarnieri is a collector, one who still proudly buys in record stores rather than online. His favorite is We are finally nobody of mom. “I fell in love with it at 18 and when my daughter was born I made her listen to it”. But she has a deep understanding of many influences and artists of various kinds. It is not surprising that he is the corridor chosen by the organizers of the “La Prima Estate” festival in Lido di Camaiore (21-26 June) for a truly original initiative. “It is a unique event, an experiment that intends to contaminate art and sport, cuisine and culture in the magnificent scenery of Versilia – explains Enrico D’Alessandro of” D’Alessandro e Galli “, promoter of the six evenings that will alternate The National, Bonobo, Duran Duran and many others -. Those who come to enjoy the show will have the opportunity to go out on their bikes with Jacopo and talk about cycling with him, along the streets of the old Camaiore trophy on the hills of Versilia and then enjoy the concert in the park “.
But first the Giro has to be closed, with Verona and the cyclamen jersey at the center of attention. Guarnieri runs in a team that after 17 stages still has all eight members in the race. A non-trivial aspect in the last week characterized by the most lasting fractions. And above all he has a captain capable of being appreciated. “Arnaud is an educated, ‘normal’ person, who naturally knows how to be very determined when needed – continues Guarnieri -. I consider him ‘the sprinter of the people’, because he is extremely humble. We want to arrive in Verona with his jersey and celebrate with a dance playlist is ready, then maybe I’ll take it to see live i The national teamI’m sure they’d like it ”.
May 26 – 01:39
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