From Milan to Bagioli, here's who changes team in 2024
Here we are analyzing the ten most important market cycle movements involving Italian runners. Many have changed teams to try to carve out some more space than in the past or to confirm what good they have shown during the last year.
Jonathan Milan from Bahrain Victorious to Lidl Trek – The purchase of the Friulian talent by the American team which aims to raise its quality in the grand tours and classics has made some noise. He showed excellent things in the sprints of the last Giro d'Italia, he is expected to pass even more difficult tests.
Alberto Dainese from Team Dsm to Tudor – He will probably have to miss some important races, through no fault of his own, but one of our strongest sprinters will finally be able to have the space he deserves after a 2023 with few ups and many downs.
Davide Formolo from UAE Emirates to Movistar – 'Roccia' has talent but too many times he has been sacrificed for the captains. In the Spanish team, at least in the one-day races in which he performs better, he will be able to play his chances, even for a prestigious podium in some classics.
Andrea Bagioli from Soudal Quick Step to Lidl Trek – The American team's strengthening campaign also contains him, second to the last Lombardia, and finally ready to take flight. There will be no shortage of internal competition, so they will have to sweat a lot to confirm themselves at good levels.
Davide Ballerini from Soudal Quick Step to Astana – A 2024 to be discovered for the Bergamo native who will now no longer have to work for the team but will be able to be the sole captain (we hope so) in the Northern classics where he has already shown he knows what he is doing.
Vincenzo Albanese from Eolo Kometa to Arkea – After a couple of decent seasons, the time has come for the final exam. The rider from Campania will do it with the French team which believes in his potential and focuses on his desire to amaze in an international context.
Matteo Trentin from UAE Emirates to Tudor – With Dainese he forms a nice duet capable of competing in sprints and, at least he, in some classics. He doesn't lack experience as well as the desire to fight again on the stages that matter.
Filippo Baroncini from Lidl Trek to UAE Emirates – The boy, as a professional, has not yet demonstrated his value, which emerged with the conquest of the Under 23 world title in 2021 ahead of Girmay and Kooij. Two who then achieved some prestigious success. He will have to find continuity and close the unfortunate period of accidents. Far too long.
Matteo Sobrero from Team Jayco AlUla to Bora hansgrohe – Some good flashes between 2022 and 2023 for the Piedmontese time trialist who will now have the chance to work for Roglic and be in a decidedly competitive team. Will his level also rise?
Lorenzo Fortunato from Eolo Kometa at Astana – After the victory over the Zoncolan, at the 2021 Giro, confirmation was expected but it did not arrive the following year. Is 2024 the turning point year? In the Kazakh team they are focusing on it a lot, in particular Beppe Martinelli, a sporting director who knows how to win a grand tour.
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