Just take a close look at him: 194 cm in height and 84 kg radiating power from every pore. Jonathan Milan is one of those riders you instantly spot in the bunch, standing out for both his physique and elegance. If we then think that he is Olympic, World and European track champion in the team pursuit, it is easy to guess that that size serves as a body for a jaw-dropping engine.
So far, as mentioned, Jonny has mainly performed in velodromes halfway around the world, and in the individual pursuit, he is currently second only to compatriot Filippo Ganna. Managing to transfer this talent from the track to the road, however, is far from easy, because one thing is to unleash your power in a 4-kilometer test, another is to excel after 200 km and nearly 5 hours in the saddle.
Milan got off to a successful start late last year when he won two stages at the CRO Race, and then earlier this year when he swept past a lightning bolt like Dylan Groenewegen in the middle of the desert at the Saudi Tour. Early signs of a talent ready to blossom.