The Italian cyclist Matteo Fabbro is set to don the kit of EOLO-Kometa next year, finalising a move that had been speculated for some time. Fabbro, aged 28, will be leaving BORA-Hansgrohe after a four-season tenure with the squad.
From Katusha-Alpecin to BORA-hansgrohe
Having initiated his professional career in 2018 with Team Katusha-Alpecin, the climber transitioned to BORA-Hansgrohe in 2020. Although Fabbro is yet to secure his inaugural win as a professional cyclist, he has demonstrated notable prowess in climbing. Noteworthy performances include a fifth-place finish at Tirreno-Adriatico two years ago, along with top-10 placements at the Tour of Turkey and Trofeo Matteotti.
This season witnessed Fabbro achieving third place in the final stage of the Tour of the Alps and seventh overall in the Tour of Hungary. However, his role in recent years has largely been in support of leaders such as Aleksandr Vlasov, Sergio Higuita, Emanuel Buchmann, Jai Hindley, and Wilco Kelderman.
In a significant change of pace, Fabbro is anticipated to frequently ride for himself at EOLO-Kometa, considering the team does not boast a distinguished sprint or general classification leader for 2024. The team, helmed by cycling greats Alberto Contador and Iván Basso, has also fortified its ranks with the likes of Davide De Cassan, Paul Double, Germán Darío Gómez, Francisco Muñoz, Manuel Peñalver, and Jhonatan Restrepo.