Maria Vittoria Sperotto joins Cervélo Bigla
Maria Vittoria Sperotto is the latest young talent the Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team will invest in, in 2019. The team is in the process of growing its structure to continue to develop world-class athletes for the future and has identified Sperotto as a major talent.
The 21-year-old had a breakout result in 2017 where she won the Tour of Guangxi one day race in China. She’s continued that momentum in 2018 with high profile top ten’s against the best riders in the UCI Women’s World Tour.
The sprinter comes from a track background where she continually performed as one of Italy’s best young riders in the discipline.
“Maria is one of the young modern Italians who is coming through the ranks,” team manager, Thomas Campana said. “We’re seeing a group of young and already successful Italian athletes coming into the World Tour. We are convinced Maria is one of them. She’s very keen to work with us and to grow. She will play a role in the sprints with Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen. Emma is moving into the position Lotta Lepistö held and Maria will move into Emma’s spot. We’re looking forward to seeing her development and progression.”
“I’m excited about signing with Cervélo Bigla,” she said. “It’s a leap forward to work with riders who already achieved a lot of results in the big races. I’ve always thought that this is a tight-knit team who works together to achieve results, I really believe it is the key to success. This team is continuing to grow and I’m glad to be able to be part of it.”
“I think in this team I can be helpful to my teammates, especially when it comes to positioning during key times. I would like to play a role in the team time trial and help the team with whatever they need to get the best results,” Sperotto concluded.