Teamwork: Bus driver – meet Andrea “Biso” BisognoOn October 8, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
My name is Andrea Bisogno. Everybody calls me Biso. I’m from Valmadrera: a nice village in the Lake of Como. I started as a mechanic in 2001. And then, I’m driving the bus since 2006. I really like the bike world. This is a way to stay in this world. So, you can do a lot of jobs and I choose to drive the bus. You need to do a lot of jobs around the bus that is not only driving. And then, also try to keep the riders comfortable in the bus. I cook for the riders. I do the post race food. There, we prepared gnocchi. It’s a specialty from Northern Italy and it’s a kind of gnocchi. One packet of this is normally for two people, I put inside eight packets that make for sixteen people, but we only have seven riders. I’m lucky to do this job because it’s always the same job but a different place. So, that makes this job special. I like to be on the road, but I’m always looking for something different, like we do. All the bike world is different—always. In Italy, they say “tutti le strade portano a Roma”. You know? That means that all the roads are bringing to Rome. We are in Rome, but I’m sure that we will never come back to Rome on the same way. So, that’s the good thing about cycling.