Fast finishing Italian Letizia Paternoster joins Team BikeExchange-Jayco through to 2024

Fast finishing Italian Letizia Paternoster joins Team BikeExchange-Jayco through to 2024

Italian sprinter Letizia Paternoster will join Team BikeExchange-Jayco from next season on a two-year contract, lifting the team’s sprint group with her experience and incredible turn of speed.

The former European U23 Road Race Champion has an impressive list of palmares despite her young age, with accomplished titles on the road but also on the track, where she is a multiple World and European Champion.

With an Australian heritage (Australian father), GreenEDGE Cycling is excited to secure Paternoster’s signature and believe that the 23-year-old will bring great strength and depth to the squad, after already spending three years at WorldTour level.

With commitment to building a bright future, after Team Owner Gerry Ryan confirmed his continued backing of the organisation through to 2025, Team BikeExchange-Jayco believe that the Italian will bolster the squad, giving more options to challenge for victories in the fast finishes and Spring Classics.

Brent Copeland – General Manager
“There is no doubting it that Letizia is a huge talent, and it is hard to believe her age with the number of results she has already achieved. It is always exciting signing a rider like this that has so much experience but also so much potential still to give. 

We feel that Letizia will fit in very well in the women’s squad and it is exciting for us to be bringing on such a fast finisher that will give the team many more options to challenge for top results across the women’s WorldTour calendar.”

Letizia Paternoster
“I am very happy and excited about beginning the new season with GreenEDGE Cycling, I can’t wait to get started. I am extremely motivated to do well and with this new experience I am sure we will achieve great results. 

From what I have seen and what I heard; I am confident that I will find my place with Team BikeExchange-Jayco. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and building a strong relationship with all of them and I hope we will achieve important results together. I just need to hold on with my excitement and grit a bit longer before the new season will begin.”

Letizia Paternoster 
Date of Birth: 22nd July 1999 (23)
Nationality: Italy
Joins GreenEDGE Cycling: 2023 & 2024

Top Results:
1st Santos Tour Down Under – Stage 1 (2019)
1st European Road Race Championships (2019)
1st Festival Elsy Jacobs – Overall (2018)
2nd Ceratizit Challenge – Stage 2 (2019)
2nd Santos Tour Down Under – Stage 4 (2019)
3rd Simac Ladies Tour – Stage 1 (2019)
3rd Baloise Ladies Tour – Stage 1 (2019)
3rd Gent-Wevelgem (2019)

1st Cali Track World Cup – 3km Pursuit (2022)
1st Track World Championships – Elimination Race (2022)