Tiziano Monti, born in 1988, is originally from Tarquinia, Lazio. In his youth, his sporting career revolved around football. And it has been a respectable career. He started playing at 6, including a few seasons in the Eccellenza regional league as a centre back, thanks to his physical prowess. A few too many injuries caused him to hang up his boots at 22 and he started working at the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, where he is currently employed.
He trained regularly until October 2018, when a car accident resulted in the amputation of both lower limbs, just above the knee. The recovery and rehabilitation were very long and led him to the Inail Prosthesis Centre in Budrio, where he learnt about Obiettivo3 and met Alex Zanardi. In June 2019 his handbike adventure began. He’s also been actively supporting and promoting the SuperAbile Viterbo association, which raises awareness of disability among young people. An all-round sports enthusiast, he is an AC Roma supporter and motorbike lover. In 2019, he was named Tarquinia Person of the Year. The following year he was also invited to the National Paracycling team for the first time.