Enrico Fabianelli was born in Brazil on 9 June 1986, was adopted at 6 months old and moved to Italy together with his family, where he built his life. He lives in Castiglion Fiorentino, in the province of Arezzo, where he’s been working as an auto body mechanic for 20 years. He started exercising at first to improve his strength; he started out in the gym, but it was mountain biking that became his great passion.
In 2010 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but he didn’t stop; despite the difficulties he continued to play sport because training helps him to cope with the difficulties brought on by the disease. He learnt about Obiettivo3 through a TV interview with Alex Zanardi, looked it up, and sent his spontaneous application via the website. Joining this initiative enabled him to get in touch with other athletes with the same condition, to exchange experiences and advice. In addition to mountain biking, he has also taken up Paralympic cycling, finishing in the C5 category. His favourite races remain those on unconventional routes such as cross country, and more challenging ones such as the Marathon of the Dolomites.