Fausto Masnada steps up to WorldTour with CCC Team
Aug 21 2019 01:16 am CET

Fausto Masnada steps up to WorldTour with CCC Team
Fausto Masnada steps up to WorldTour with CCC Team
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Italian rider Fausto Masnada is taking a step up to the WorldTour with CCC Team from 2020.

Masnada has had a successful season so far with a stage win in the Giro d'Italia and two stage wins in the Tour of the Alps. The rider has decided to leave Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec to CCC Team with a two-year contract with the objective of increasing the competitivity of the formation in the mountains of stage races and Grand Tours.

"We are very excited to welcome Fausto Masnada to CCC Team and see him make his debut with a WorldTour team," said General Manager Jim Ochowicz. "We had our eye on Fausto for quite some time and his results this year confirmed that he is an incredibly talented rider. At just 25-years-old, Fausto has a long and bright career ahead of him and we are looking forward to helping him to develop further with us in the next two years.

"Fausto's stage win and overall victory at the Tour of Hainan last year and two stage wins at the Tour of the Alps this year showed how well he can climb and his ability to win in a variety of situations. I think Fausto's performance at the Giro d'Italia, with his win on stage six and another two top-five results, as well as numerous aggressive displays in breakaways, was a sign of what we can expect from him next year against some of the best riders in the world. We are looking ahead to the 2020 season with a lot of excitement knowing that our roster has been strengthened with the addition of Fausto and the other riders we have already announced."

Masnada is looking forward to racing at the WorldTour level after three years in a Professional Continental team. "Moving up to a WorldTour team was my goal since the beginning of the season, so I am really happy to join CCC Team next year," the Italian explained. "The years I have spent in Andiron Giocattoli-Sidermec helped me to grow professionally and obtain the necessary results to be noticed by a big team. To join CCC Team is my opportunity to reach the top level of cycling and I am ready and really excited for the new challenges that lie ahead.

"I think CCC Team is a good fit for me because I already know some of the team members like Marco Pinotti, Gabrielle Missaglia, and the Italian riders like Jakub Mareczko and Alessandro De Marchi. All of the details and the organization of the team are really impressive, including the material like the Giant bikes. I am really looking forward to joining the team, racing at the WorldTour level, and continuing to grow as a rider."
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