Bardiani-CSF announces today two stagiaires, Italians Umberto Orsini and Lorenzo Fortunato, who will be part of #GreenTeam roster until the end of the season.
Born in 1994 in the province of Pisa, Umberto Orsini is a long distance rider with good skills on climbs. He rode with Team Colpack so far and took two victories in the season (Coppa Varignana and Trofeo San Leolino). In U23 category he collected seven wins, included Tuscan Champ in 2014. In Junior category he took nine wins, included Italian Champ in 2012. Orsini had experience also with Italian Team: three times as Junior, included Valkenburg World Champ, and three as U23, included pro races Giro dell’Appennino (2017) and Coppa Sabatini (2016).
Lorenzo Fortunato, born in Bologna in 1996, is an all rounder who stand out in Under 23 category with one win in 2016 and three podiums in 2017. In Junior category he took twelve successes and an important curriculum with Italian Team: two World Champs (11th in 2013 and 8th in 2014), two European Champs (5th in 2013) and few other International races. As U23, he has been called by CT Cassani to race Giro dell’Appennino. Fortunato already had experience as stagiaire last year with Tinkoff Team racing Tour du Limousin, Tour des Fjords, Tre Valli Varesine, Milano-Torino and Giro del Piemonte.