Letizia Paternoster was one of the most talented junior athletes to come out of Italy in some time. She is mostly known for her results on the track but has already secured three road victories in her first professional season with Team Astana in 2018. Only 19-years-old, Letizia has made the transfer from racing track as a junior to mixing it up with the big stars in elite road cycling with ease. She won her first pro race, the GP della Liberazione, in April, but winning a stage and the overall in the Festival Elsy Jacobs (Luxembourg) put her on everyone's radar. She finished tenth in the Gent-Wevelgem and ninth in Crescent Vårgårda, both WorldTour one-day races - impressive results for a young neo-pro who just stepped up from the Junior ranks.

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What would you be if you were not a cyclist?

I would like to work on TV as a presenter.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would that be?

I would like to know better English and I would like to be more ordered.

What is your best memory on the bike?

2018 was my first year as an elite and I got my first win in Luxembourg.