My name is Elisa Balsamo and I was born on the 27th of february 1998 in Cuneo. I’m a professional cyclist since 2017 and I ride for Valcar PBM and for FIAMME ORO (the sport group of the Italian Police).
When I was young I’ve achieved some good results, the most important are the four gold medals at the world championships in the junior category: in 2015 I won the scrach (a track speciality), in 2016 I won the omnium and the team pursuit (others two track speciality), in the same year I also won the road world championship.
In 2017 the”jump” in the élite category has been very hard for two main reasons: first because I’ve start to compete against the best cyclist in the world, and than because I had to do the bache lore. It has been very hard, but I’ve also achieved some good results: for example the gold medal at the under 23 european championship in omnium and team pursuit, the partecipation with the national team at the élite road world championship and some good results in the UCI competitions with the Valcar PBM.
During winter season I’ve partecipated at four (out of five) track world cups and, with my mates of the national team, I won the general classification in madiosn and team pursuit.
In 2018 I won the bronze medal at the élite track world championship (team pursuit). This medal is, since now, the most important for me. I’m also satisfied for my road season (even if it’s not ended jet): I’ve achieved some good results and one victory in Holland.
I didn’t decide to stop with my studies, in fact I’m enrolled at the Turin’s university.
I’ve two more passion beyond cycling: reading and music (in particular the piano, that I played for ten years).