Fabrizio Macchi is an athlete and road cycler. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at the age of 13 but the disease and difficulties did not stop him!
After 14 operations and several chemotherapy cycles, in 1986 his left leg was amputated. After he was resigned, he started practising several sports: marathon, high jump, long jump. He was Alberto Tomba’s snow forerunner in 1996 and then he discovered his biggest passion: cycling. He participated at the Paralympic Games in Sidney in 2000 and in Athene in 2004 when he won the bronze medal in pursuit race. Fabrizio Macchi is one of the most famous Paralympic Games athletes in the world: to date he has won 10 world medals (2 gold medals), 4 European medals and 26 medals in the Italian championship.
He has always been an activitist in the defense of disables’ rights and he is also a testimonial for AISOS (Associazione Italiana Studio Osteosarcoma) ever since the association was founded.