Elisabetta Borgia

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.

doping tecnologico

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.

The case of Aru: Seneca said 'Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body"

The injury that prevented Aru from participating in the Giro is one of those situations in which resilience becomes a precious instrument to be able to get back in the field after a forced stop. This holds true not only for injuries but for other situations as well.

The tragedy of what happened to Michele Scarponi should make us reflect.

Every year about 500 cyclists die. A terrifying and worrying number. To, however, reduce this to a fight between cars and bikes is to oversimplify the problem. There should be a wider and more complex discussion. Let’s take a closer look together.

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.

The authors

  • Barbara Fedrigo

    Barbara Fedrigo

  • Gianluca Melegati

    Gianluca Melegati

  • Fabio Vedana

    Fabio Vedana

  • Loris Perticarini

    Loris Perticarini

  • Sergio Migliorini

    Sergio Migliorini

  • Alessandro Ballan

    Alessandro Ballan

  • Davide Cassani

    Davide Cassani

  • Editorial Board

    Editorial Board

  • Niklas Quetri

    Niklas Quetri

  • Elisabetta Borgia

    Elisabetta Borgia

  • Tatiana Gaudimonte

    Tatiana Gaudimonte

  • Daniel Fontana

    Daniel Fontana

  • Andrea Gabba

    Andrea Gabba