Marta Cavalli builds future in Women's WorldTour racing at FDJ

PASADENA CALIFORNIA MAY 18 Podium Celebration UCI Womens Tour Best Young Rider Marta Cavalli of Italy and Team Valcar Cylance Cycling after the 14th Amgen Tour of California 2019 Stage 7 a 126km stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena AmgenTOC AmgenTOC on May 18 2019 in Pasadena California Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images
Marta Cavalli wearing the 2019 UCI Women's WorldTour Tour Best Young Rider Jersey (Image credit: Getty Images)

Marta Cavalli is the only new signing at the FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope team this winter but the highly-rated young Italian is already dialing up her focus on the Classics and her continued development on the road as her track ambitions become less of a priority in an Olympic year.

Cavalli is just 22 but has already won the Italian national championships road race and taken part in two editions of the Giro Rosa. Her results in the Spring Classics have improved steadily in the last couple of years with top-tens in both the Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem this year, and it’s in the Spring Classics where the former Valcar rider will hope to shine in the coming years.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.