JOSÉ ROSA – DORSAL Nº1 2019 EDITION – PROTEU – GRANFONDO SRA. DA GRAÇA - SHIMANO
In Granfondo, where the most important person is the same participant, we disclose a little the history of the number ONE number of the 2019 edition: José Rosa.
José Rosa is considered a "normal" person, with pleasure for any sporting activity. He had his first contact with a bicycle, still young, began his sporting life with a tricycle, passed a "wheel" bicycle and was between 8 and 9 years old when his parents offered him a great bicycle. And we say great, because it seems that the bicycle was really great, and it was José who had to grow up to adapt to it: D It happened to the falls and the funny episodes ... but his career as a cyclist did not prosper!
Activity lover, swimming practice, hockey skates, basketball and later futsal. In 2017, motivated by a co-worker he got back on the pedals, after long years without sitting in a saddle, with a bicycle "stolen" to the brother! Later that year, he was filled with courage and decided to get Mrs. Da Graça up for the first time ... and it was difficult! He perspired, his legs ached, he stopped many times and, with great effort, reached the top. In his words, "nobody is prepared to climb Mrs. Da Graça for the first time!"
In 2018 he participated in some tests, however, like many others, it was never the first place! This does not affect him, or him or any other athlete, because his main objective is to participate and overcome himself;)
Use the bicycle almost as "therapy" to relieve stress and decompress the work day. He loves the feeling of freedom that this sport gives you, and what you can visit with the bicycle.
From an early age, the family instilled this taste for cycling, going to see parents at various departures and arrivals of the Tour of Portugal. Now, he trains in a group with his colleagues, has fun and exceeds himself in some cycling events in which he participates.
Born in Oliveira de Azeméis, he went to study at Aveiro and there he worked as a software developer after graduating from university. He likes almost any type of music, depending on the location and circumstances. He likes small concerts with the group of friends and the most intimate atmosphere they offer, avoiding the great confusions of discos or great concerts. He already wanted to be an archaeologist, he loves to travel and, although he likes to know cities, what fascinates him are the mountains and the castles.
- A mountain: Mrs. da Graça 🙂
- A song: Flight lesson # 1, by Linda Martini
- A place: Aveiro
- An idol: I'm not idols, but the family above all
- A dream: every time I see a cycling or trail test, it becomes that new dream.
- A quality: talkative and fun.
- A defect: stubborn.
Our # 1 star in 2019, José Rosa, is a person of easy, friendly, accessible and fluid conversation.