Martina Alzini signs with Cervélo Bigla to develop her potential
Martina Alzini is the latest young talent to join the Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team. The 21-year-old has shown great potential on the track in the last few seasons and is looking to transfer her skills to the road discipline.
Alzini won the silver medal in the under 23 women’s individual pursuit at the 2018 UEC track Europeans Championships and was part of the Italian national team that won the gold medal in the team pursuit.
“Martina is a young Italian personality who is modern, speaks English well and has already had international success,” team manager, Thomas Campana said. “I watched her on the track in Agile doing an impressive ride with the Italian team in the European championships. She will continue to work on the track with the Italian team towards the Olympic games but she also wants success on the road. She will reinforce our team when it comes to the team time trial, that’s an important discipline for us. What’s important is she is very keen to have an international cycling career and that’s something we can work with.”
Alzini explained her decision in moving to the Swiss-based team. “I think Cervélo Bigla is one of the best women cycling teams who are able to develop young athletes and get them to focus on specific goals and build confidence in them. That’s why I think this is the best choice for my future.”
“My ambitions for next season are to improve, especially on the TT bike, become stronger and increase my skills in road races, in particular, the classic races of the north. I like sprints and the time trial, but still need more experience to define myself as a specific type of rider which is why I’ve chosen to join the team. I’d like to help the team as best as I can and to learn a lot from the other girls and the management too.”
Alzini has shown great potential from a young age and still holds her victory in the European Youth Olympics road race in 2013 as one of her greatest memories.