Archiving the last trip to China, Bardiani-CSF can definitely put behind the 2018 season and start looking at what’s to come.
Starting from the numbers, the #GreenTeam attended 43 races for a total of 152 days of competition. It has touched three continents (Europe, Asia and South America) and sixteen countries. In nine months of competitions the team has collected nine victories with six different riders: Mirco Maestri at Tour of Rhodes (stage and final classification), Andrea Guardini at Tour of Langkawi (two stages) and Tour of Hainan (stage), Giulio Ciccone at Giro dell’Appennino, Alessandro Tonelli and Paolo Simion at Tour of Croatia (one stage each) and Luca Wackermann at Tour du Limousin (stage).
The podiums were 24 (11 second places and 13 thirds) while 69 the top ten placements. To these results are added the conquest of the points jersey with Maestri and team classification at Tour of Rhodes, the Tour de Langkawi points jersey with Guardini, the best young jersey at Oberösterreichrundfahrt with Savini, the climbers’ jersey at Tour Poitou-Charentes with Senni and at Tour of Slovakia with Ciccone.
“These numbers clearly say we can be satisfied with the season” said Roberto Reverberi, Bardiani-CSF team manager. “We won and we managed to be protagonists in almost every race, the soul of our team has never failed”.
“Results aside, the great goal we pursue with the #GreenTeam project, even more important, is to value young riders. And here too, we are convinced that we have succeeded in our intent. Year after year, several athletes have grown, improved and consecrated with success “.
“Believing in young riders is our mantra and launching them towards the highest level is the greatest satisfaction, as in the case of Ciccone, the last talent of a long list. Our gaze is now projected towards 2019. We have retouched the staff with the insertion of three new talents such as Covili, Pessot and Romano and we are working to build a bold calendar “.
The first appointment of Bardiani-CSF towards the new season is scheduled at the beginning of December, when the team will meet for a three-day meeting and preliminary activities. The first athletic retreat is scheduled for January, a preamble to the seasonal debut.