Marco is a quiet man who is always happy. He is very focused and is very specific about training on and off the bike. He is mentally strong and he works hard on maintaining that. Everybody was delighted at his success is the Giro d'Italia in 2007 when he held the leaders Maglia Rosa for four days.
2008 was also a good year for Pinotti. He defended his Italian Time Trial Title and won the final time trial at the Giro d'Italia. He also won the overall classification at the Tour of Ireland and placed third in the Tour of Romandie.