19 January 2024

Vincenzo Albanese's race program

Vincenzo Albanese, a new recruit to the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team, will make his debut in his new colours on the Challenge Mallorca.

Didier Rous, Sports Manager

“Vincenzo Albanese is a very good rider, but what I can’t measure yet is how much room for improvement he still has. In any case, I appreciate his qualities, because he’s solid, goes fast and has the ability to negotiate the bumps well, and even pass certain passes. These skills mean that once the cream has settled off the pure sprinters, he’ll be able to show off his speed in smaller group sprints. He is a very explosive rider. Last year, he rode a superb sprint against Wout Van Aert on the Coppa Bernocchi, and few riders have the skills to achieve such a performance. His strength is also his great consistency throughout the season. Vincenzo Albanese now needs to win more often and win between two and three good races this year. He needs to develop the automatisms needed to achieve this type of performance, and be in a position to win even more often. He has the potential, and for him we have focused on a programme of one-day races, with a participation in Tirreno-Adriatico, which is the major Italian UCI WorldTour stage race at the start of the season”.


Race programme:

24 to 28 February: Challenge Mallorca

10 February: Figueira Champions Classic

17 to 18 February: Tour des Alpes-Maritimes

24 February : Ardèche Classic

25 February: Drôme Classic

2 March: Strade Bianche

4 to 10 March: Tirreno-Adriatico