Androni Giocattoli add sprinter Pelucchi to 2019 roster

Matteo Pelucchi with Androni Giocattoli team manager Gianni Savio

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec have added an extra rider to their 2019 roster, signing sprinter Matteo Pelucchi . Most teams have completed their line-ups for 2019 and registered riders with the UCI. However, a number of riders remain without a place after the demise of several high-profile teams and reduction in roster sizes. Pelucchi, 29, joins Gianni Savio's Professional Continental team after two seasons at Bora-Hansgrohe where he scored a series of solid placings in sprints but failed to win. Bora-Hansgrohe can count on Peter Sagan, Sam Bennett and Pascal Ackermann for sprint finishes and have also signed Max Schachmann, Oscar Gatto and Jempy Drucker. Pelucchi won two stages at the 2015 Tour de Pologne, a stage at the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico, and will hope to get his career back on track by stepping down a level. He won a stage at the Okolo Slovenska stage race in September, beating Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step ...

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