Alessio Martinelli of the Colpack Ballan team is the third young Neo-pros ready to make the jump with the Bardiani CSF Faizanè jersey in 2022. The vice-world champion (2019) of the Juniores category was already followed by the team that continues so the green line has been drawn for many years now.
After two years of experience in the Colpack Ballan team, 2022 will be the season of the big jump among pros for Alessio Martinelli with Bardiani CSF Faizanè. For Alessio Martinelli the #Greenteam does not represent a complete novelty. In fact, at the beginning of the 2021 season he already joined the team in the training camp at the beginning of the season in Benidorm in Spain. On that occasion he was already able to test himself during training alongside the pros and share the first moments with some of those who will become his future teammates.
THE RIDER DECLARATION:
Alessio Martinelli: “Surely my two years as a Junior have been more lucky and more satisfying than the last two. As a Junior I collected 13 successes in two years, the first was for growth, the second with the queen stage of Lunigiana, second place in the world championship and the many successes and placings I managed to express myself as I wanted. In the last two years, in addition to the Covid stop, I have unfortunately suffered numerous falls, which led to repeated stops and injuries every time that I was ready to re-start. I have to thank the Colpack team and Beppe Colleoni, that despite the falls and injuries they always waited for me and gave me the opportunity to compete in important competitions, as well as the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team that has followed me since I was Juniores and has given me great confidence with this contract. I’m ready to pay them back. “
The rider originally from Sondalo, near Bormio, has collected important results in the youth categories. In particular 2019, in his last year as Juniores when he won the third stage of the Giro della Lunigiana, also finishing second in the general ranking of the prestigious youth race. In 2019 for him also another prestigious second place, the one at the Harrogate Junior World Championships and the third place at the national category championships. More unfortunate was his last two years where numerous injuries, resulting from falls, forced him to repeated stops, which however did not undermine the great qualities and potential of a riders that still has to be discovered, explosive and capable of expressing himself both on short climbs and also on more challenging climbs.