Francesca Tagliaferri, born in 1988, is a paracyclist from the Mugello valley in the province of Florence. Sport has always been a part of her life, from the gym to artistic gymnastics and mountain biking, which she practised in the green Tuscan countryside. Her work as a physiotherapist has also kept her close to the world of sport and, to a certain extent, that of injuries and disability.
In 2019, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which was followed by a complex period of therapy and treatment that meant she had to give up exercise and sporting activity. But it was only a phase: the desire to be active and challenge herself was too great. In the summer of 2020, after hearing about the Obiettivo Tricolore relay race, Francesca decided to heed the call of the dozens of parathletes who were traversing Italy and contacted Obiettivo3. Sport became an opportunity to challenge herself, to avoid identifying with a condition or disease but rather as a person committed to living life to the fullest. A few months later Francesca was recruited by Obiettivo3 and got back on the bike, pedalling towards new goals and targets.