By Gregor Brown
Team Spercenigo, a club in San Biagio di Callalta (Treviso), has been around for many years but for next season, the squad will step up to a new level by including Elite and Under-23 riders. The team manager will be none other than Matteo Algeri, who is also a director sportif for Saunier Duval-Prodir.
"My involvement will be as team manager, while keeping my director sportif responsibilities with our ProTour team," commented Algeri from Bergamo to Cyclingnews. "The team name is Moro Bicycle Line Scott, and it will function as a feeder team for the Algeri family."
Making possible transitions easier to the ProTour level team will be the fact that they are riding on the same carbon Scott CR1 bikes used by riders like Gilberto Simoni. Not only will the 17 amateurs use the frames, but so will the whole club. "Around 100 young riders will be on the bikes thanks to the donation of the Scott distributor in Italy," continued the former Lampre rider.
Matteo and his father, who is the director sportif Pietro Algeri, will observe the team in search of upcoming talent.
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Images by Massimo Bolognini
- Administrator Gianpietro Forcolin with Matteo Algeri and girls in new team jersey
- The new team jesey and Scott bike modeled
- President Franco Brugnotto and Matteo Algeri with two girls in new team jersey