Gianni Savio, head of Team Diquigiovanni, re-signed Francesco Ginanni for two years at the Giro di Lombardia. Pundits consider the Italian, winner of three races in his first season, one of his country's most promising riders.
"He is a rider who has a lot of room for improvement," said Savio to Cyclingnews. "He has the talent to win one-day races, but he is not a pure climber as we see in Grand Tours."
Gianni, 23 years old from Pistoia, won the Giro del Veneto, Tre Valli Varesine and Gran Premio Carnago this year. As a consequence of his results, Franco Ballerini selected him as one of two reserve for the World Championship team on September 15.
"We followed him as an amateur his talent to read races was obvious. We noted his ability to attack on sharp and short climbs this year the Tour de San Luis, in Argentina.
He rode as an amateur with Finauto for two years before turning professional this year with Savio. Diquigiovanni is also the home of Gilberto Simoni and Alessandro Bertolini.
"The ambience of our team was a reason for him to stay and not join a bigger Italian team. We don't put pressure on the riders for results."