It will be the second year racing in elite women for both young italian riders
The italian squad Top Girls Fassa Bortolo has announced its two first signings for the next year: Cristina Tonetti from VO2 Pink Team and Alice Palazzi, from Born To Win team, who finished at the last Giro D’Italia in her first year as a pro. Both 19 years old riders were at the top results in the italian junior category, and they will probably find in Fassa Bortolo a good platform to develope their careers.
Alice Palazzi has declared that “racing with Top Girls was a little dream of mine, and I am truly honored to finally be part of this group. I have always been struck by the philosophy and the way of working of this team, I will certainly give my best to learn and improve. Although I have already participated in some important races, I will be one of the youngest members of the team, so I will try to take advantage of any advice that my more experienced companions will give me”, meanwhile Cristina Tonetti has added that “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to wear the historic jersey of Team Top Girls. I think it’s a team where I can learn a lot and I’m sure that everything I can learn will be useful to grow as a cyclist and as a person. I can’t wait to start the new season and meet my new companions!”.
Lucio Rigato, Top Girls team manager says about Cristina and Alice that they “have already shown their athletic qualities and we believe that, thanks also to their human qualities, they can fit very well into our team. We will be able to work optimally right away, with the aim of making them grow further. We are happy that they believed in our company and embraced our philosophy “.