The young rider from Area Zero D’Amico, Giovanni Carboni, is one of the athletes who has been called on by the Italian National CT, Rino De Candido (Junior Nationals) and Marino Amadori (under23 Nationals) for the rally taking place in Gabicce Mare (Pesaro Urbino), from April 29th to the 30th, dedicated to specialists in tests against the stopwatch. This is the second rally in the season, organized by the FCI specifically for chrono-men from the juniors and under23 categories.
“I’m happy to be here, it’s definitely a lovely experience, especially to be part of the group and measure myself against other riders, soaking in the environment of the National team,” says Giovanni Carboni. “We’re here to do some specific training regimens with the time trial bikes as well as some evaluation tests. I have already had the good fortune to experience what it’s like to wear the azure jersey; last year I participated in the Karlsberg Trophy, which is one of the tests in the Nations Cup; I went to the European Road Championships and I attended the retreat at Salsomaggiore Terme, which was also specific to time trials. These were all very useful experiences. Last year I have obtained the second place at the time trial Italian junior championship. For me, personally, the time trial is a discipline I’ve always been attracted to. I feel like I’m good at it and then it’s practice I enjoy because you have to measure yourself against your own results and continue giving it your all to improve.”
“This year in Italy Giovanni Carboni is the youngest neo-professional in the pack,” underscores Area Zero D’Amico team manager Ivan De Paolis. “Up until now, in the races he has ridden, Giovanni has shown he has skill and talent. We are happy that he is taking part in this event. The azure jersey should always be a point of reference and an objective for every rider. The Area Zero project is centred around the growth and maturity of its riders and for Giovanni this rally will be another important step in this formative process.”