Matteo Fabbro joins BORA – hansgrohe
The 24-year-old Italian climbing specialist has signed a one-year contract with the team from Raubling. Fabbro, who has proven his talent in the past, will add greater consistency to his performances while at BORA – hansgrohe to support the team, particularly in the high mountains.
“I have to say that I’m extremely happy and thankful that Ralph Denk has given me this opportunity. The team operates in a very professional manner and the equipment is really state of the art. Although so many well-known riders are under contract at BORA – hansgrohe and there are accordingly expectations of high standards, I have the impression that everyone also knows how to enjoy racing. That’s something which I really like. I definitely want to further develop at BORA – hansgrohe and take the next step in fulfilling my potential and talent, with the support of the team. I’m going to give it my all and hope that this is the beginning of a long and successful partnership. I would also like to thank Katusha for making my transition into the professional ranks possible, and I’ll always be grateful for that.” – Matteo Fabbro
“We believe that Matteo has great potential. Over the past few years, he has unfortunately not always been able to completely fulfil this, however we will do everything together to add consistency to his performances. I think that he fits well in our team, and we have proven on several occasions that we are able to develop riders. Matteo is a true mountain specialist, and we will use this talent accordingly. He will be a valuable rider, particularly for our stage race squad.” – Ralph Denk, Team Manager