Daniele Bennati confirmed as coach of Italian national team

Daniele Bennati
Daniele Bennati (Image credit: Getty)

Daniele Bennati has been confirmed as the new coach of the Italian elite men’s national team. He takes over from Davide Cassani, who had served as commissario tecnico since 2014.

Bennati’s appointment was announced by the Italian federation on Tuesday as part of an overhaul of its sporting structure following the election of Cordiano Dagnoni as president.

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Barry Ryan
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Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.