Daniel Oss – a cycling professional who is open to new experiences
Daniel Oss joined the BORA – hansgrohe team in 2018 as a friend and former teammate of Peter Sagan. The 33-year-old, rangy Italian from Lake Garda is always up for a laugh, his good mood is contagious, and he is an excellent team player. Daniel loves cycling, and has done since he was a kid, although it’s not a sport that his family was into. But Daniel knows his own mind and has always had plenty of different interests. He loves music, plays the bass, and is an insightful, creative person who looks beyond the everyday world of professional sport. In the cycling world, his funny, creative videos are extremely popular. During training too, Daniel likes to break new ground, entertaining with projects like “Just Ride”, through which he aims to familiarise his fans with his love for cycling and Italian cycling culture.
In the team, Daniel Oss has the role of “lieutenant” for three-times world champion and cycling star Peter Sagan. He brings his experience and power to his captain’s side in all the important races. His specialist area is the one-day classic races, like the “Monuments of Cycling” Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Daniel’s home region by Lake Garda is a very popular destination for climbers, but he’s never had the chance to give the sport a go. As someone who is always open to new things, Daniel didn’t take much persuading to meet climbing legend Adam Ondra to exchange their views on sport and life, as well as on food and enjoyment.