The Italian rider Andrea Pasqualon will join Wanty-Groupe Gobert in 2017. The 28-year old rider comes from Team Roth.
« I am so happy to sign with Wanty-Groupe Gobert. My future was not assured for next year. I thank the team for their confidence. I’m looking forward to wearing the jersey of Wanty-Groupe Gobert », Andrea Pasqualon said.
Andrea Pasqualon won two races in his career: a stage in the Tour du Limousin in 2013 and in the Boucles de la Mayenne in 2015. « I would describe myself as a sprinter able to survive climbs. I’d rather ride on hilly parcours and long distances. The Walloon classics could suit me », the second in the Coppa Sabatini states.
This season he finished 23 times in the first ten in UCI races. « In 2016 I was several times close to the victory. I’m sure I win again in 2017 because it is a very good team with talented riders. »
Sports director Jean-Marc Rossignon is delighted with the arrival of the Italian rider. « He’s a fast guy who can win races. He will replace Roy Jans. He was very pleasant. He will rapidly show that he is an asset to this team. »
After signing Wesley Kreder, Guillaume Levarlet, Fabien Doubey, Xandro Meurisse, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Pieter Vanspeybroeck, Yoann Offredo, Andrea Pasqualon is the eighth new rider of Wanty-Groupe Gobert for the next season.