Italian Pro Continental team Amore & Vita has signed 24-year-old Italian Simone Guidi and 23-year-old Swedish rising star Christofer Stevenson. Guidi has clocked up 91 victories, was Tuscan under-23 champion and wore the leader jersey for four stages of the 'baby Giro d'Italia' for under 26 riders in 2002. He rode for Tenax in 2005.
Stevenson caught the eye of team manager Cristian Fanini at the end of May when he was fifth in the Tartu GP in Estonia. A few weeks later he was second behind Amore & Vita rider Jonas Ljungblad in the Swedish national road championship. In August he won the Scandinavian Open Road Race.
"Christofer has great potential," team Fanini told Datasport. "He has won important races not just in Sweden but also in Spain, in France and in Denmark. He has also showed himself to be competitive on every type of route and through the arc of the whole season, and that is what counts in a rider."
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