A very good friend of mine Andrea Chiurato did had a very respected career as a professional rider.
I remember him as a very enthusiastic 14/15 years old boy just starting his racing career.
We were leaving in the same town in Italy (Tradate) near Varese and at the time I was already racing as a pro with Hoonved/Bottecchia I took this little boy and other team mate of him for a ride.
I remember to play a game were who was winning the sprint on top of a climb or a road sign the prize would have been my cap a pro-cap!
And of course he won, promising lad during his career (10 years!) he worked very hard for his team captain (Bugno, Fignon etc) and when free to do his race he did very well fantastic time trialist he came 2nd at 1994 world champ in Sicily beated by Boardman (48sec) and in front a Jan Hullrich(3rd).
He now train a team in Switzerland and enjoys his regular rides with our town boy Claudio Chiappucci.