Via De Gasperi 13. A little piece of Veneto, that represents the history of this region, from the post war period forward. Rural houses and fields to be cultivated, a landscape gradually transforming during the years, that sees rising a larger mobility and some modern production plants, but that still remains, at the same time, a country area. Via De Gasperi 13 has always been everything for Mr Francesco Antonio Maroso. It is home, family, the bond with the land, the “buttons room” of the business activity. It is the affections, work and business spirit “cradle”. However, it is also the “burrow” of the cycling passion, the operational place from where all the inputs for the life of the sport group come from. Via De Gasperi 13, in the south part of Pianezze. «Since always I have my roots in this place» tells Mr Francesco Antonio Maroso. I was born here in 1948, in the old house, in which I still live. My parents, Bortolo e Maria worked as sharecroppers. There was an extended rural area, about 15 acres of the Count Chilesotti of Bassano. There, lived the patriarchal family units of the Marosos, Rossis, Valerios, Barausses, and Corteses, Pozzas, Carollos, Sosters from Lusiana, that, as many others, arrived from the outside to work the land. One big farm, a small village with fields, stables, barns, common courts. We worked and lived in a small community, that during the 50s and 60s lost some of its protagonists. In fact, some of those families emigrated to Vercelli and Varese looking for a job, leaving the agricultural sector to find the wellness in the industrial sector.