Nicolas Dalla Valle is the seventh new signing of the future Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè. Twenty-two years in a few days, on September 13, the Italian rider is preparing for the final leap in professional cycling after the experience with continental team Tirol KTM and the stage with World Tour team UAE Team Emirates, still in progress.
“Dalla Valle is the third neo-professional rider that we want to promote from 2020” says team manager Roberto Reverberi. “He is a rider who has shown remarkable qualities and constant growth. We monitored him with attention and, looking to the performances, he proved to be ready for the category leap. We believe he has important growth margins and a potential to invest in”.
“The opportunity that Bruno and Roberto Reverberi offered me is, first of all, a great satisfaction. When I started cycling, I looked at pro-riders, like my father Gabriele, and dreamed one day to be one of them. All this will soon become reality,” explains Dalla Valle.
“I was lucky enough to grow up in teams where I could work without pressure. It was a key factor that allowed me to train and mature physically. This year I had a taste of professionalism and I immediately understood that there will be a lot of work and learning to do, but it’s a challenge that intrigues me”.
Besides an experience in pro-cycling at Tour of the Alps and Adriatica Ionica Race with Italian National Team, Dalla Valle got closed to hit the big target in 2019 with the silver medal in Italian U23 road race Championship. In the current season, he has also collected five podiums, finishing twice second at Carpathians Race (2.2), twice third at Istrian Spring Trophy (2.2) and once in the prologue of Course de la Paix (Nations Cup). He achieved a good performance also at U23 Giro d’Italia placing four times in top five and second in the final points classification. In the previous U23 seasons, with Team Colpack, he achieved two successes and the third place in the 2018 Popolarissima.
In the weekend just ended, Dalla Valle made his debut as stagiaire at UAE Team Emirates racing Brussels Cycling Classic and GP de Fourmies.