WILIER TRIESTINA - SELLE ITALIA PRO CYCLING
21/11/2016 - Competitions and teams
In May of 2016, Team Wilier Triestina was formed with the goal of becoming the top ranked Italian team in the professional peloton. "2016 will be a test year. It was all about putting a solid foundation down to the build the team in the future," said Andrea Gastaldello of Wilier Triestina in May of this year.
With the addition of Selle Italia to the team as a major sponsor, the team shows that its first year was a huge success, and the building blocks are in place for a successful 2017 season. Selle Italia is a prestigious brand that shares much history with Wilier. Based in Asolo, this year marks 120 years of saddle manufacturing for Selle Italia. The investment in racing with the Wilier Triestina team shows that Selle Italia is still at the forefront of design and technology.
The link between the two companies is also intended as a platform for the region of Veneto, where both companies are based. Already known as an area where the passion for cycling and hard work come together, the team will be able to showcase the local roads and scenery to the rest of the world.
More details about the team led by Angelo Citracca will be presented in the coming weeks.