Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè has reached an agreement with Vincenzo Albanese, Mirco Maestri and Alessandro Tonelli for the renewal of the contract for next season, closing the 2020 roster to twenty riders.
For Albanese next season will be the fourth with the #GreenTeam. Although still young (23 years in November), he already boasts an appearance at Giro d’Italia and a wealth of experience enviable for his age.
For Maestri will be the fifth year with the Reverberi family, to whom he has presented three victories (stage and final classification at Tour of Rhodes in 2018 plus a stage at Tour of China in early September) and, last March, the points jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico.
On the eve of the sixth year as professional, Tonelli becomes the “veteran” of Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè. After a terrible crash at Tour of Qinghai Lake at the end of July, which ended his season, he is working hard to be ready since January.
“For three different reasons everyone deserved the contract renewal,” explains team manager Roberto Reverberi. “Albanese has the potential to be a winning rider and together we will work to make 2020 an opportunity for a relaunch. Maestri embodies the forward spirit of our team and we expect confirmation. Tonelli will be our team man, a fundamental element to amalgamate a new group”.
In addition to Albanese, Maestri and Tonelli, the 2020 roster will include also the seven riders who were already under contract – Giovanni Carboni, Luca Covili, Umberto Orsini, Alessandro Pessot, Francesco Romano, Daniel Savini and Manuel Senni. At the end the tenth new signings – Marco Benfatto, Iuri Filosi, Giovanni Lonardi, Matteo Pelucchi, Filippo Zaccanti and the neo-professionals Nicolas Dalla Valle, Filippo Fiorelli, Fabio Mazzucco, Alessandro Monaco and Filippo Zana.
“We wanted to carry out a deep renewal and we are convinced that we have built a competitive and well equipped team” adds Reverberi. “We want 2020 to be a year of relaunching and full of satisfaction. We have included experienced and winning riders, such as Pelucchi and Benfatto, who together boast over 40 successes, and a group of solid athletes with growth prospects. Without forgetting those who were already with us.”
“Although the average age of the team has risen slightly, it remains a young group. The five neo-professionals are an evidence, in addition to the four U23 Albanese, Covili, Savini and Romano. The #GreenTeam project is and always remains our priority” concludes Reverberi.