The authors

Elisabetta Borgia

Dr. Borgia is a clinical psychologist and sports psychologist, and a former world-class cyclist. She graduated in psychology science at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. She holds a master in clinical psychology and community interventions from the same University. After her master, she continued to pursue her interest in psychology in sports and graduated from the annual advanced course in sports psychology at the University SUISM of Turin. She currently works as a freelancer in the field of sports and is a lecturer in sports psychology at the study center of the Italian Cycling Federation (FCI). She is a certified expert in physical preparation with the Italian National Olympic Committee in Rome and continues her studies to be able to give athletes all-round support.

Technological doping

What kind of person uses doping? It’s a weakness in somebody who looks for tricks and frills. A person who has so little regard for himself that he thinks he is incapable of reaching his objectives without the “help” of an outside doctor or technology. These are persons who should be helped and not just criticized (even if this comes naturally).

The Athlete 3.0.

The job of an athlete (cyclists and others) has changed profoundly over the last years and today I would like to discuss how this job has become more complex and requires more energy.

Sports Psychology - part 1

Hello my dear friends from Bikevo! My first article for this blog is related to a question I had when watching the great professional cyclists during the classic Monument races these last weeks….

Sports Psychology

studies professional and non-professional athletes in individual and team sports to bring to light their mental mechanisms and improve athletic performance and overall wellbeing by trying to allow their performance potential to coincide with their actual performance.

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