Contador, Basso to lead team for Malta training camp next week
Two promising young cyclists, who form part of the Maltese national team, recently went for a two-day trial with the Eolo-Kometa Professional Team in one of their headquarters in Varese.
Luke Borg (The Cyclist), and Stefan Scerri (Gozo) made the trip to Italy while Jacob Schembri (Mosta), who had also been selected, was left out due to an accident he had with his bike a few days before.
Both Borg and Scerri left a very good impression during these tests which were made possible thanks to the support of Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team, their management, and staff.
Recently, Valerio Agnoli, who is the coordinator of the agreement project made by Visit Malta with the same Eolo-Kometa Team, visited Malta among others for talks with the officials of the Maltese Cycling Federation to see whether there was the possibility for more cooperation in the development of cycling in Malta.
Agnoli’s visit was spurred by the government and the cycling federation’s conviction that one day Malta could be able to nurture a professional cyclist.
It was also announced that the Eolo-Kometa team should come to Malta next week for a training camp during which they will also organise a bike race, on Sunday, November 20.
The race will see the participation of the Maltese cyclists along with the professional members of the Eolo-Kometa team.
The Eolo-Kometa team are expected to bring over to Malta some high-profile figures such as Ivan Basso and Alberto Contador who made a name for themselves in the prestigious Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.
The bike ride will be coordinated by Visitmalta, Eolo Kometa Cycling Team, and Agnoli, together with Joe Bajada, general secretary of the Malta Cycling Federation, who will coordinate the Maltese cyclists to participate in this event.