The new Italian champion in the junior category, 18 year old Simone Gualdi from Lombardia, will join the structure of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty from 2024 in the colours of Circus-ReUz-Technord.
One of the most promising Italian riders of his generation will make his debut in the U23 category with the Continental Development team directed by Kévin Van Melsen next season.
Strong in hilly races, he represented the Italian national team in the World Championships in Wollongong 2022 as a first year junior, finishing in 35th place.
He recently won in Brescia and in the Giro della Valdera and also showed himself with the Squadra Azzura this season in prestigious races of the Nations Cup, ending second in the final classification of the Due Giorni Eroica and third in the queen stage of the Course de la Paix.
This Sunday 2nd of July, he won the national title in the junior road race on a hilly parcours of 138 kilometer around Pieve del Grappa. In the structure of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, he will join his compatriots Francesco Busatto, champion in the U23 category since last week and also double vice Italian champion in the pro category Lorenzo Rota.