Rachele Barbieri signs with Liv Racing

Rachele Barbieri (Italy) third from right at the Baloise Ladies Tour
Rachele Barbieri (third from right) races with the Italian team at the Baloise Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

After success on the velodrome Rachele Barbieri is turning her attention back towards the road, signing for Liv Racing on a two-year contract that will take her through 2023. She last raced on the road with Bepink, an Italian-based team, in 2019.

“A few years ago I put my road ambitions aside,” she said in a media release, “instead, I concentrated fully on my first Olympic Games. I feel it is now time to return to the road, at WorldTour level. I am very happy that Liv Racing believes in me. In the next two seasons I definitely want to repay that trust. Liv Racing is a perfect team for me.” 

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Issy Ronald has just graduated from the London School of Economics where she studied for an undergraduate and masters degree in History and International Relations. Since doing an internship at Procycling magazine, she has written reports for races like the Tour of Britain, Bretagne Classic and World Championships, as well as news items, recaps of the general classification at the Grand Tours and some features for Cyclingnews. Away from cycling, she enjoys reading, attempting to bake, going to the theatre and watching a probably unhealthy amount of live sport.