Simone Ponzi and Filipo Zaccanti close Nippo-Vini Fantini's 2018 roster
Nov 22 2017 01:12 pm CET

Simone Ponzi and Filipo Zaccanti close Nippo-Vini Fantini's 2018 roster
Simone Ponzi and Filipo Zaccanti close Nippo-Vini Fantini's 2018 roster
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Italian riders Simone Ponzi and Filipo Zaccanti have signed for Nippo-Vini Fantini, closing the roster for the 2018 season.

Ponzi comes to the team to reinforce it with his experience and Zaccanti becomes a professional rider in 2018, bringing new energy to the formation.

The 30 year old Ponzi has taken seven victories in his career, all in Europe and in races like the GP Costa degli Etruschi, the Vuelta a Burgos and the Tour de Slovenie. "First of all I want to say thank you for this big opportunity to Francesco Pelosi, because I had two difficult years and to now be part of this project is very important for me, giving me a big motivation for the 2018 season," he said. "I have been in WorldTour teams and Professional teams and here, seeing the professionalism and organization, I feel like I'm at a WorldTour team.

"Personally, in 2018 I want to return to winning ways, I hope also in Italy. The leader of the team is Marco Canola, we talked about it in the last days, and I’m here first of all to be an important support for him in the most important races. Then I will try to be ready when it will be up to me to reach a result."

Zaccanti is a 22 year old climber that has attracted interest as one of the promising Italian talents. "This will be my first year as a pro. I will try to learn from the most experienced riders of the group," the rider commented. "I’m a climber so I will try to learn as much as possible from Damiano Cunego, who will ride his last year of career. I will be at his disposal and of the whole team, trying to learn as much as possible."
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