Giant Bike Center Cimone Racing Team 2024 Unveiled


A Celebration for Athletes and Sponsors at AutoTorino in Busto Arsizio

The unveiling of the Giant Bike Center Cimone Team on March 3, 2024, at the prestigious Auto Torino Jeep Salon in Busto Arsizio, marked a significant moment in the Italian gravity scene for 2024.

With the unwavering support of leading partners like Giant, OwlX, RideWill, Ohlins, Switch, and Auto Torino, the team underscored the critical role of collaboration and technological support in contemporary cycling.

The team's core is embodied by its members, individually acknowledged by team principal Matteo Tini. Cesare Proasso, at the helm of training and athlete management; Simone Hinek, leading the Academy for youths; and Simone Medici, not only a standout World Cup athlete but also the Team Coordinator. They are supported by Paolo Mazzoli (suspension technician), Gigio (mechanic), Filippo Daniele (communications and social media), Marina (catering and logistics), and Raffaella (administration), each contributing significantly.

The Team as One Big Family

This year, the Bike Center Cimone Team, now known as Giant Bike Center Cimone, prides itself on being a close-knit family divided into specialized teams: the Pro Team, the Enduro Team, and the Junior Team. This structured approach enables them to tackle diverse challenges with a targeted and highly professional strategy, establishing Matteo Tini's organization as one of only two entities consistently present at the UCI World Cup Downhill.

Program and Future Goals

The 2024 competition schedule sees the team engaged in significant Downhill and MTB Enduro races, both nationally and internationally, aiming to continue showcasing the team's colors on the most competitive stages of the gravity landscape.

A notable change this year is the approach to training. In 2024, training sessions will not be confined to the pre-season but will continue throughout the season to better meet the riders' needs and enhance their preparation.

This year, one of the team's top riders, Stefano Introzzi, thanks to a partnership with sponsor RideWill, is dedicating even more effort to technical and athletic preparation, aiming to fully unleash his potential and achieve his ambitious World Cup DH goals.

The team also expressed profound gratitude to the athletes' parents, emphasizing how crucial family support is to the sport. By extending training all year round, the team further aims to preserve and strengthen the atmosphere of tranquility and camaraderie that has always defined it, serving as a cornerstone of its philosophy.

A Promising Future

Fabio Arcardini, Marketing and Sponsorships Manager at Giant Italy, reiterated the significance of Giant's backing for the initiative, noting how the past year began a journey filled with high expectations for Giant. This journey continues and strengthens with the decision to support the Cimone Bike Center team in 2024, aiming to foster team spirit and excellence by equipping the team with the finest bikes from the Giant 2024 MTB range.

The dedication of Team Bike Cimone serves as a brilliant illustration of how passion, commitment, and support can converge to forge a competitive yet warmly familiar and welcoming atmosphere.

Jacopo Vigna

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