Israel – Premier Tech is pleased to welcome North American Matthew Riccitello as a stagiaire for the remainder of the 2022 season.
The 20-year-old climbing talent is set to make his IPT debut at Vuelta a Burgos next week where the team is looking forward to seeing what Riccitello can do.
“We have had our eye on Matthew Riccitello for a while and have followed his progress at the U23 level so we are excited for him to join IPT as a stagiaire. He is an up-and-coming talent and at just 20-years-old, Matthew has a bright future ahead of him. At Vuelta a Burgos, Matthew will join some of our most experienced riders and will have the opportunity to learn from them in the fast-paced pro peloton,” explained Israel – Premier Tech Sporting Manager Rik Verbrugghe.
Riccitello has enjoyed a successful season so far with Hagens Berman Axeon, including overall victory at Istarsko Proljeće – Istrian Spring Trophy in March.
“I’m super excited to race with Israel Premier Tech as a stagiaire. It’s a great opportunity to get more race experience, especially with the WorldTour guys as I’ve been looking up to a lot of them throughout my progression in the sport. I’m looking forward to soaking it all in and learning as much as I can from the more experienced guys,” said Riccitello.
“Looking towards the future, I see myself as a GC rider focusing on stage races so I’m grateful to IPT for giving me the opportunity to race in Burgos and further my development.”
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