"I came back after two years of silence and I work with more desire and more angry than before,
I claim my innocence and the right to look forward, trying to be an example for the young generations.
I'm forty, but I don't feel it.»
Davide Rebellin, nicknamed "the altar boy" for his church participation when he was a child and for his quiet and innocent look, since twenty years he has been one of the most determined, aggressive and successful riders in the bunch.
Rebellin made his professional debut in 1992, and since then he has collected many victories, especially during the "classical" one-day races like the Amstel Gold Race, the Flèche Wallonne (3 times), the Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tre Valli Varesine.
On August 9, 2008, on his thirty-seventh birthday, he won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, but almost a year later, because of new stricter tests on blood samples, he tested positive for Cera.
Then, a new phase of David Rebellin's career started from that moment: infamy, charges of doping and a two years disqualification.
He returned to races after a those two years-ban and, on August 2011, just few days after his 40th birthday, he won the Tre Valli Varesine for the second time in his career.
Lights and shadows, a personal line that could be seen as a metaphor of professional cycling, and that is important to tell and to remember.
We had in mind to involve Davide Rebellin into this movie since our very first project but now we can really say that we're very satisfied of our choice.
He's a great athlete (considering his results and the fact that at the age of 41 years old, he's starting a new adventure in CCC Polska Team) and, moreover, he's a great man. We don’t want to discuss about his past scandals (see Bejiing doping affair in 2008), but from our side we can truly testify how clean and special this person is.
We're sure, he will surprise you!