How was your recovery and what’s your plan for the summer?
I spent three months on crutches, doing physical therapy between the gym and the swimming pool. I feel much better now, and I put my skies on for the first time at the beginning of July. From now on, my team and I will have skiing camp at Stelvio Glacier, and we will leave for Ushuaia the 19th of August.
What are your next goals, and how do you imagine your journey to reach them?
Throughout my career I have always believed in the importance of constant growth in terms of physical preparation and results.The race is the final result, but the most important thing is being consistent throughout the season. This is the key to achieving the top place.
How important are the physical and the mental aspects in your discipline? Which one is weaker than the other?
In my opinion, these two aspects have almost the same value. My mental preparation can definitely be improved.
The Italian Speed Team is really strong; what are the pros and cons to your professional growth, training alongside athletes such as Dominik Paris, Peter Fill and Christof Innerhofer?
Until now, it’s been only a positive thing for my professional growth.Training and "living" alongside top athletes with such great experience meant that I could learn a lot. So, I try to benefit from each situation.
How does your team-life look? What are the positive and negative aspects?
Differently from other teams, we are lucky to be able to spend some days at home during the winter. Over the last seasons, we focused a lot on teamwork because we recognised it as crucial for everyone’s growth.Our life is unpredictable, and it makes it even more difficult to maintain relationships with family and friends, but I have gotten used to it, and I wouldn't change it.
What does Emanuele Buzzi look like without skis? What would be your perfect lifestyle, and what are your favorite hobbies?
I’m a quiet and sociable person. I love hanging out with friends and living the nature of my home place, Sappada (Dolomites). I love playing golf and watching Tv series.