14 December 2022

Luca Mozzato: « Arkéa-Samsic, a great opportunity »

Luca Mozzato will be the 30th rider in the Arkéa-Samsic team for the 2023 season. The Italian sprinter wants to win races, but he can also be part of a train to help the other sprinters in the team to achieve success.

Signing for Arkéa-Samsic is a great opportunity for me considering the situation I was in the last few days. I am also happy to stay in France, to continue to wear the Breton colours within an even stronger team, which will enter the UCI WorldTour in 2023. Arkéa-Samsic is a structure that has been established in the professional peloton for many years. I feel good in France. I speak the language and I like the races on your national calendar. I feel that I will integrate very quickly. Like any rider, I have the objective and the desire to win, and for me this would coincide with unlocking my victory counter in the professional peloton. Of course I can also help the team in order to help the other sprinters to win. I have individual ambitions, but the collective word also counts for me. I will play the role that the team managers give me. Finally, I like racing on Bianchi bikes and it motivates me a lot. I have already ridden a Bianchi bike in the past. It was in the junior ranks, and that season – 2016 – I finished 4th in the Junior World Championships in Doha. I’m really looking forward to testing the Oltre RC, I can’t wait to join the Arkea-Samsic team and be in 2023″. 

Emmanuel Hubert, General Manager

“Luca Mozzato is a young Italian sprinter, and he can be considered as one of the great promises of Italian cycling. Only 24 years old, he is already 66th in the UCI world ranking. Luca also appreciates the Breton races since last year he finished 2nd in the Tro Bro Léon behind Hugo Hofstetter. This makes him somehow the most “Breton of the Italians”. He also finished in the same position in the Grand Prix Marcel Kint, then 3rd in the Tour de Vendée and 5th in what is generally considered as the classic for sprinters, Paris-Tours. He also showed himself in massive sprints on the roads of the Tour de France. Often placed, Luca Mozzato had to take a step forward by quickly getting his first success in the professional ranks, under the red and black colours of Arkea-Samsic. This will undoubtedly allow him to win more and more races. He will also benefit from a real train capable of carrying him when he is appointed number one sprinter. We also expect him to be involved in our sprint team as a team member for other sprinters when he is asked to do so”.