We asked each member of the Garneau Factory Team about the most important things in life. Keep reading to learn more about Vanessa Drigo. Leave a comment below if you have a burning question you would like answered.
Name Vanessa Drigo
Do you have any nick names? No, but my friends always end up calling me by my lastname
What is your favorite pre-race meal? Bandeja Paisa. On lighter days just rice with eggs
What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t training or racing? Ride on the back of our new motorcycle and travel to new places
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Both
What’s something most people don’t know about you? That I’m a very private person ; )
Do you have any hidden talents? I can fall asleep on the back of a motorcycle without falling off (so far…)
Favorite holiday? Living far away, it is whichever one I get to spend with my family
What is the best dish you can cook? Pasta! Cooking a good plate of pasta is not as easy as one might think
Do you have a favorite song that gets you ready to race? Anything from Daft Punk
Favorite color? Blue
What are some of your major goals in life? Achieve balance without having regrets
Favorite movie? It’s a tie between “Cinema Paradiso” and “Once upon a Time in America”: passion, beautiful soundtrack, treason, lost friendship, love… Shawn of the Dead is also awesome
How many languages do you speak and which ones? 3 1/2: French, Italian and English. Spanish is in process
Can you walk well in high heels? It’s great strength training for the calves
Have you ever been skydiving or bungee jumping? Never did, never will. end of discussion.
In everyday life, what is your number one pet peeve? Leaving a water soaked dish sponge in the sink! Squeeze it and put it away.
Whats your favorite condiment? Salt. I add it to everything including pizza
Whats your favorite flower? White Lillies. I also really love big trees in Colombia that have pink, yellow or red flowers. So Beautiful!
Do you love or hate rollercoasters? roller coasters are in the same category as bungee jumping
If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn? To play the violin
Do you ever laugh at things you shouldn’t? Of course! Apparently, this is why: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201101/why-we-laugh
Who is your celebrity crush? Sherlock Holmes
Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous? At work, I plan. On my free time and especially traveling I like spontaneity
Do you like to dance? A lot
What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up? I don’t feel guilty for things that give me pleasure
What time is bed time? I like to stay up late but I try hard to be in bed by 10pm
Favorite cyclist of the opposite sex? My Dad. We started racing bikes together at mass start mountain bike races in Italy. At 73 he is still going strong.