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    • Giorgio Rocca      Thomas Ruberto     


      Victories and defeats in the turns of my life

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      Giorgio Rocca, one of the most successful Italian skiers in history, tells of his endless love for skiing and for the mountains. A love made of passion, strength, self-determination and willingness to reach the top.

      How could you ever dream of becoming a ski champion if you are both not talent gifted and an overweight child? Where do you find the strength to keep on fighting in order to succeed if, in your twenties, at your very first World Championship, you break your knee in the middle of the race? How do you manage to win the Gold medal at the Olympics held in your own country, knowing that you are carrying on your shoulders the expectations of all the Italians?

      With a fair amount of self-humour and a lot of honesty, always balancing between actions and emotions, joy and delusion, Giorgio Rocca describes the sport and human experiences that led him to succeed on the slopes around the world. His brilliant career started not so long ago, exactly when alpine skiing was desperately seeking Alberto Tomba’s heir.

      Thanks to this reciprocal love that lasted fourteen years, Rocca was able to win the Slalom World Championship, three bronze medals at the World Ski Championships and eleven victories in the White Circus.

      About the author

      Giorgio Rocca was born in Switzerland in 1975. He won the Slalom World Championship but his career also counts three bronze medals and twenty-two top three. Since 2010, he has been an alpine ski instructor in the ski-schools he set up.

      Thomas Ruberto grew up and still lives in Livigno, located in the northern part of Lombardia among the Italian Alps. During the last twenty years he worked first as a journalist and then as a bookseller. Nowadays he is focusing on writing and spending time with his family.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Hardback
      Size: 14 x 21,5
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: X-166
      ISBN: 9788836005260
      Price: € 19,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836005277
      Price: € 15,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788836005277