The 8 riders were unveiled on the team's social networks, one per day from 22 to 29 September, to "complete the virtual album" of those called up for the Giro d'Italia n.103. Climbers, a sprinter, complete riders for the breakaways, but above all an entirely Italian team, with an average age of 23 and 3 neo-pro at the start.
A young and Italian line-up, in line with the values of the #GreenTeam is ready to face the 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia n.103. Confirmations and some surprises among the squads chosen by Bruno and Roberto Reverberi, together with Sports Directors Mirko Rossato and Alessandro Donati looking forward to the most important competition of the season for the team. The 8 names were unveiled on the team’s official social media channels, one per day, from Giovanni Carboni unveiled on September 22, to Giovanni Lonardi, made official today September 29.
THE COMPLETE LINE-UP.
A well-balanced line-up that will see a complete rider such as Giovanni Carboni at the start, already wearing the white jersey at the Giro for 4 stages in 2019, where he also took two stage top5s. The most experienced rider of the team at the start will be Alessandro Tonelli, who after having collected over 1,000km of breakaway ride between Milan-Sanremo, Milan-Turin, Lombardy, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Italian Championship is know ready to attack also in Giro d’Italia . For the sprint arrivals it will be up to the youngest sprinter of the team, Giovanni Lonardi, with 3 career victories and two top 10 at Giro d’Italia in 2019 season. A demanding race like the Giro d’Italia requires skilled riders on climbs, for this reason the choices of the Sports Directors went to two climbers such as Luca Covili and Francesco Romano (in his first Giro d’Italia) potential protagonists with attacks from afar even in the most demanding stages. The lineup is completed by three neo-pro who will face the Giro in their first year in the team and in professionalism. They are the Sicilian Filippo Fiorelli, who will see the pink race start right from his Palermo and will therefore be driven by great motivations. With him two very young, among the youngest among all the starters of this edition n.103. They are Fabio Mazzucco and Filippo Zana, both born in 1999 and ready man some surprise in breakaways and together accumulate important experience for the future.
These are the words of Roberto Reverberi, on the choices made by the team: “In these few months of activity we have asked to all our riders to show us that they deserve a call for the pink race. We receive one answer but not by everyone expected, so the 8 riders called up showed commitment, dedication and talent in perspective. From each one of them we expect maximum commitment, even if obviously they arrive at this Giro at different times of their young career and therefore obviously we expect more responses and responsibilities from those with more experience, while more brilliance and desire to amaze from the youngest. We will be at the start with 4 out of 8 athletes on their first Giro d’Italia and with 3 neo-pro. Considering the 21 stages that await us, even though we are aware of the level of our opponents, we think we can carry out a race that sees us as protagonists, seeking victory even with actions from afar.”
Giovanni Carboni (1995) – All-rounder
Luca Covili (1997) – Climber
Alessandro Tonelli (1992) – Rouleur
Giovanni Lonardi (1996) – Sprinter
Francesco Romano (1997) – Climber
Fabio Mazzucco (1999) – All-rounder (neo-pro)
Filippo Fiorelli (1994) – Rouleur (neo-pro)
Filippo Zana (1999) – Rouleur (neo-pro)
Bardiani CSF Faizanè once again confirms its mission, with a line-up entirely Italian at the start of the Corsa Rosa with an average age of 23.6 years old. There will be 4 riders at their first participation in a Grand Tour (Romano, Fiorelli, Mazzucco and Zana) and 3 neo-pro.
Every day the team will be live on TV. Every afternoon on Raisport and Rai2 starting with the Team Presentation of this Thursday 1 October at 5.30 pm on Raisport. The first stage will then start on Saturday 3rd October from Palermo. Final stage scheduled for Sunday 25th October in Milan.