The official selection for the Corsa Rosa of the team led by Serge Parsani, Francesco Frassi and Fabiana Luperini
Pescara, 4 May 2023 – Eight riders dreaming in Rosa. The first Giro d’Italia of Team corratec – Selle Italia will officially begin this evening in the setting of Piazza Salotto in Pescara, where the official presentation of the teams of the Corsa Rosa will take place, before the start on the 6th of May with the Costa dei Trabocchi Time Trial.
“When I think about where we started a year ago, it almost seems like a dream to be here. – says Team corratec – Selle Italia manager Serge Parsani – We are a young team and perhaps we have suffered this inexperience in some occasions where we could have played our cards better. At the same time, we’ve worked hard to improve and present ourselves in the best possible way at this prestigious event, which will give a great spotlight to our riders and our sponsors. We are bringing seven out of eight debutants to the Corsa Rosa, and among them are two guys who were with us from day one, from that rainy day in Venezuela when it all started. Unfortunately we can’t count on Nicolas Tivani who was one of our leaders. Our goal is a stage win, and it will be an honour for me to share this adventure with Francesco Frassi, with whom I’ve been working in synergy for two years to bring Team corratec – Selle Italia to the top, and Fabiana Luperini, a great champion who will try to pass on her experience and her hunger for victories to these guys.”
Valerio Conti, (30 years old, 7 participations in the Giro d’Italia) – The most experienced rider of Team corratec – Selle Italia. In his seven Giro d’Italia his best result is a second place in a stage in 2019, a year in which he was the Maglia Rosa for six days. After a difficult start to the season, he offered encouraging performances at Il Giro di Sicilia and the Giro della Città Metropolitana di Reggio Calabria.
Nicolas Dalla Valle, (25) – A sprinter on the rise. Five top 10s in the season (with the 3rd place at Circuto del Porto) and an excellent propensity for teamwork.
Stefano Gandin, (27) – For two years at Team corratec – Selle Italia, a rider adept at getting into breakaways and with a good sprint. He achieved two wins in 2022, his first as a professional, taking the GPM jersey at Il Giro di Sicilia.
Alessandro Iacchi, (23) – Despite his young age, he is one of the most experienced riders in the corratec – Selle Italia team. His approach to the Giro d’Italia was held back by a crash at the Region Pays de la Loire Tour.
Alexander Konychev, (24) – A great promise of Italian cycling who is trying to carve out a space for himself among the professionals. A growing April culminated in 8th place at the Gp Vorarlberg.
Charlie Quarterman, (24) – Former National Time Trial Champion among the Under-23s, the Briton wants to show his qualities. He has often been seen on the attack in this early part of the season.
Veljko Stojnic, (24) – Also present in the original Team corratec – Selle Italia line-up, after some health problems at the start of the season, he is now finding a good condition. Able to hit the breakaways, he recently picked up a 6th place in Austria, which gives him morale given the elevation gain of the race.
Karel Vacek, (22) – The youngest rider of our line up. He will try to do well on the hardest stages in his Grand Tour debut.