Team Top Girls Fassa Bortolo announces the first two reinforcements for the 2022 season, Cristina Tonetti and Alice Palazzi, both born in 2002 and therefore in their second year in the Elite category.
Cristina Tonetti, a Lombard from the VO2 Pink Team, this season has carried out a mainly national activity, obtaining a victory by detachment in Bianconese di Fontevivo and a second place in Monselice. But what stands out are also the numerous results obtained in the two years as a junior, in which three victories stand out.
Alice Palazzi, from Pesaro from Team Born to Win, has already participated in the Giro d’Italia this season, managing to complete it despite being her debut in the category. Also worth mentioning is the third place in the first stage of the Giro delle Marche, a race in which she also obtained fifth place in the second stage and in the general classification. However, Palazzi had already surprised everyone in 2020, when she as a junior managed to get seventh place in the second stage of the Giro delle Marche, resulting as the only junior to remain in the leading group along with seven Elite.
Lucio Rigato, Top Girls team manager: “Cristina and Alice are the first two girls we have the pleasure to add into our group. They are two young athletes, who have already shown their athletic qualities and we believe that, thanks also to their human qualities, they can fit very well into our team. Both have finished school and therefore we will be able to work optimally right away, with the aim of making them grow further. We are happy that they believed in our company and embraced our philosophy ”.
Cristina Tonetti: “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to wear the historic jersey of Team Top Girls. I think it’s a team where I can learn a lot and I’m sure that everything I can learn will be useful to grow as a cyclist and as a person. I can’t wait to start the new season and meet my new companions! “.
Alice Palazzi: “It can be said that racing with Top Girls was a little dream of mine, and I am truly honored to finally be part of this group. I have always been struck by the philosophy and the way of working of this team, I will certainly give my best to learn and improve. Although I have already participated in some important races, I will be one of the youngest members of the team, so I will try to take advantage of any advice that my more experienced companions will give me ”.
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