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by Shane Stokes
April 7, 2018
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Building on a solid season start which has produced five victories, the Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team has announced that its main sponsor has extended its current commitment. Toy manufacturer Androni Giocattoli will back the team for what will be the twelfth consecutive year in 2019.
The agreement was signed at the company’s headquarters, and was hailed by team manager Gianni Savio. “With the various teams sponsored by Androni Giocattoli, we have obtained many international victories and discovered young talents, immediately victorious at their debut among professionals,” he said.
“Among them, I like to remember Egan Bernal, who is now with Team Sky. We have also relaunched important riders such as the unforgettable Michele Scarponi. In our story with Androni Giocattoli, we cannot forget Franco Pellizotti, who gave us a glorious tricolour [national championship] jersey.”
In January the team was granted a wildcard invite to the Giro d’Italia and will line out in that race next month.