On the occasion of the Gazzetta dello Sport Festival, a meeting was attended by Giacomo Agostini and Max Biaggi. On this occasion Max knelt at the feet of the 15-time world champion and then, on his Facebook, he wrote these lines. Definitely shareable.
Yesterday, together with the great Giacomo Agostini, I attended the Festival of Sport organized by the Gazzetta dello Sport in Trento. It was a beautiful hour masterfully conducted by Paolo Ianieri and Rachele Sangiuliano.
With those who were able to join us in the theater we had the pleasure of sharing some memories, while with you today I am pleased to highlight a series of thoughts expressed yesterday.
In fact, yesterday Rachele asked me if I remembered the number of races I had competed in and I replied that I honestly don't remember at all, rather I remember the gears used in the various corners of each circuit. In addition, at the beginning of each weekend I used to write notes about that circuit, which I would reread and integrate before each session. In this regard, Giacomo said that at the time he drew on a notebook the various tracks on which he ran and noted the gears used. Moreover, on these sheets of paper he would write down all the changes that were made to the bike.
Today the riders are initiated to the professionalism since their childhood and often they find themselves near the great sportsmen of the past, which is surely an advantage, but not all of them follow the road that is drawn to them and often they end up losing it! Obviously the reasons for this are often multiple, since today being young seems easy, but it is not at all!
Surely Ago's testimony is there to show that talent is fundamental, but if there is no discipline and method it is lost and this is unfortunately the reason why many riders, despite being very strong, have not achieved the results they deserved.
Method and discipline are the ingredients to succeed in life, this is what I try to teach my children. Do you guys think that talent is enough to win or do you think that to become champions talent alone might not be enough?