Giulio Ciccone made headlines in his first professional season at the age of 21 when he soloed to an impressive win in Stage 10 of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. It was a dramatic victory in his first Grand Tour. But the agile climber surpassed this memorable moment in his first WorldTour season with Lidl-Trek: Giulio won Stage 16 of the 2019 Giro and claimed the Maglia Azzurra (climbers jersey). He later turned blue into yellow in his Tour de France debut. Giulio claimed the coveted Yellow Jersey with a second-place finish in Stage 6 and held the race lead for two glorious days. A combination of unfortunate factors meant Giulio struggled to replicate the success of his 2019 season in 2020 and 2021, but he bounced back with an emphatic solo victory on the fifteenth stage of Giro d’Italia in 2022. Giulio has been a high-mountains maestro in 2023, with superb stage wins at Volta a La Comunitat Valenciana, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, and the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A Lion. Because it seems a calm animal, but when it's called to action he's super fierce.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it?

Family, in any situation, is always the first thing and never neglected. My Mother.

If your house was on fire and you could only save one material possession what would it be?

The yellow jersey I wore at the Tour de France. Now it's on the living room wall.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

My Trek Emonda.