Davide Villella comes to Astana Proteam pubblicato il 11/08/2017

Davide Villella comes to Astana Proteam

Italian rider Davide Villella his next two seasons (2018 and 2019) will spend in the UCI WorldTour Astana Proteam.

- After four seasons in one team, I feel like I came to a moment when I have to change something to keep on moving ahead. In Astana Proteam I see an opportunity to continue my progress as a rider. Astana is a team, which is always in front, fighting for the victory, and I am happy to become a part of this project in the next season. I want to thank Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team for a unique opportunity I was provided and for all these four and a half fantastic years on the high level of cycling, - said Davide Villella.

Davide Villella (26) is a specialist in one-day and classic races, where he’s got his biggest results so far. Among his best results could be named a victory in the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race (2016), 3rd place at the Giro dell’Emilia and Coppa Sabatini (both in 2013) as well as a solid 5th place at the monumental classic race Il Lombardia (2016).

Besides, Villella has a number of strong performances in stage races too: the King of Mountain jersey of the Vuelta al País Vasco (2014), 4th place in the general classification of the Arctic Race of Norway (2014) and 10th place in the overall of the Tour de Pologne (2016).

In the U23 category Davide Villella won the Giro Ciclistico della Valle d’Aosta Mont Blanc and Piccolo Giro di Lombardia.

- Davide is a young rider with a big potential in the classic races, and he proved it last year at the Il Lombardia. I am sure, in Astana Team Villella will get a chance to reach some big results both, in one-day and stage races. Besides, he is a strong team rider and this is very important for Astana Proteam, which is always focused and will focus on the Grand tours, - explained general manager Alexandr Vinokurov.


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