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Get To Know Devlin DeFrancesco

Get To Know: Devlin DeFrancesco

At 5’5” and 130 pounds, Devlin DeFrancesco knows he isn’t exactly physically imposing. He’s just fine with that.

The old saying goes, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” For the first four months of the year 2000, Devlin DeFrancesco was fighting for all he was worth.

He was significantly smaller than any of the four French bulldogs he currently owns. That was part of being 15 weeks premature, one would assume. That’s why we was just over a pound at birth, and was read last rites while in an incubator at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. Devlin DeFrancesco fought to stay alive. Four months later, his eyes finally opened. Devlin was able to go home.

These days, Miami is home for the 23 year old, who last year finished 20th as a  rookie. He began karting at the age of 6, and has won championships in Canadian National Karting, Spanish Formula 3 and Indy Pro 2000.

One of 5 children, DeFrancesco is fluent in English and Italian and refreshes with peach lemonade after a good cycling workout.

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