Team BAHRAIN MERIDA sign Andrea Garosio for 2019
Wednesday, September 12th – BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team is delighted to announce the signing of Andrea Garosio for 2019 season.
The 24-year-old Italian rider turned pro with a professional continental team in 2018 and he is currently one of the three stagiaires of our team, for which he already rode as a trainee in 2017 too.
“Andrea is a rider who very well deserves this opportunity” said Team BAHRAIN MERIDA General Manager Brent Copeland “He is an athlete who our coach Paolo Slongo advised to us and we are very excited to have him join our team. We believe that he will fit the role of climber, which we have been looking for. We gave him a chance in the past two years to ride as trainee for the team and his experience is now at a point where we feel he can make the move to WorldTour”.
Upon signing a one-year contract with Team BAHRAIN MERIDA, Garosio said: “It’s a very big step and very big opportunity for me. I’m thrilled to become a part of such an important cycling team. I’ve enjoyed every moment as a stagiaire so far and I’m now ready to continue learning and improving alongside some of the best riders in the WorldTour. I want to say a huge thank you to the Team Management and to Paolo Slongo as well, who knows me since when I was in the Junior category. I didn’t get where I am without his precious advices and help. I’m looking forward to starting the upcoming season and giving everything possible for the team”.