The Italian Professional Continental team CSF Group-Navigare announced the signing of its sixth neo-professional rider on Wednesday. 24-year-old Alan Marangoni will join the squad of Bruno and Roberto Reverberi as a time trial specialist. He won the Italian under-23 time trial championship in 2006 as well as a title in the scratch race and derny race on the track.
Marangoni was excited to be given a chance to turn professional, and hopes to challenge for his national time trial championship next season.
"My thanks go to my parents and my former team, the U.S. Fausto Coppi Gazzera Videa, which was great with me. I want to thank also the Mastromarco: I had an agreement with them for the elite season in 2009, but they were very excited about the signing with the CSF Group-Navigare."