Alessandro Pittin's way into the Nordic Combined World Cup did go a rather unusual way. When he was 15 years old, he was nominated for his Olympic debut in Torino before having started in the World Cup once. Only after his Olympic appearance, made his debut in the World Cup in Ramsau, Austria.
Pittin, who was born in Tolmezzo, Italy, clearly is the most successful Italian Nordic Combined athlete so far. He won an Olympic bronze medal in Vancouver in 2010 and can also add two Junior World Championship titles to his result list. In his World Cup breakthrough season in 2011/12 he managed to win all three competitions of the "super weekend" in Chaux-Neuve in a row, making him the first Italian Nordic Combined athlete to ever have won a World Cup.
In his freetime, Pittin likes to meet up with friends, work on his computer and listen to music. The sports enthusiast is not only interested in Nordic Combined but also plays football and, of course, enjoys cross-country sking. On top of that, Pittin studies Sports Management.