Born without shirt.
We can say that the birth of Andrea Tarlao, occurred in Gorizia the 8th of January 1984, was not completely lucky. However, unexpectedly, has been crucial for the birth of a champion. Due to complications occured during childbirth, indeed, Andrea has experienced an obstetrician paresis to the left arm and the break of the shoulder and the homerus. The long and continuous physiotheraphy, together with willpower and perseverance, have soon blended with the passion for sport; accomplishes dad Riccardo, with a brilliant past among the amateurs in the world of two wheels, and mum Marina, ex race official of the Italian cycling Federation, hopping in the saddle was spontaneous for Andrea, almost natural. Therefore, what seemed insurmountable limitations, have soon become the basis for accessing the paralympic category and have brought the unlucky child at the time of birth, to the big champion of todays.
Fast, on the two wheels.
At the Pradipozzo source Andrea has accomplished most of his successes; the membership with the “Fiamme Azzurre” and the deployment in the C5 category of cycling and the National debut in 2010. An incredible starting point that show immedialtely the makings of a champion: he participate to the worldwide competition of Baie Comeau in Canada and conquers his first gold medal in the sprint race. A result that will be replicated the following year as well, at the worldwide competition of Roskilde in Denmark. In 2012 he participates to that in Los Angeles and continues collecting medals: a silver one in the competition on track in scratch and a bronze one in pursuit race. Moreover, the national convocation for the Paralympics of London 2012: he ranks 10th on street track and in the sprint race he arrives very close to the podium: 4th rank. In the sprint race at the worldwide competition of Baie Comeau 2013, in Canada he conquers another silver medal; in 2014 he competes at the worldwide competition of Greenville 2014, in North Carolina and he gets a bronze on track.
Between records and satisfactions
On December 2014, on the track of the Velodrome Fassa Bortolo in Montichiari, Andrea esrtablishes a new worldwide record of the hour of his category C5, going through 191 laps with a distance of 47.569 km in only 60 minutes of race!!! Multiple other moments of satisfaction: in Switzerland, at the worldwide competition of Nottwil in 2015, Tarlao wins two bronze medals both on street race and in the sprint one and flies to Paralympics of Rio 2016: a unique occasion that makes him conquer a bronze medal in the street race C5! This was a major accomplishement of a sport career still to be written, with constant commitment and determination that have since the beginning characterised this big champion.