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"I decided to change more than half of the team’s roster and my expectations are big for this season."

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29.01.2015 @ 16:45 Posted by Renaud Breban

After a good 2014 season, Gianni Savio is only focused about this year. His team, Andiron Giocattoli, won eight success, but neither on Italian soil. He explained according to Cafe Roubaix that he has expected more from some riders. "Johnny Hoogerland, who came as the Dutch national champion, or Manuel Belletti, who had a two-year experience in the World Tour. I don’t understand what happened to Johnny Hoogerland. Before the Giro stages, I talked to him and told him: “I’m not asking you to win a stage, just to be a protagonist” and he answered “I’m trying, but it’s not possible”. For me, it was difficult to understand."


For 2015 season, he decided to be more competitive. He signed a few really good riders like the Moldavian Serghei Tvetcov, the Italian sprinters Davide Appollonio and Oscar Gatto. He hopes to fight for the overall classification in the Coppa Italia and to be competitive during the Giro. "I decided to change more than half of the team’s roster and my expectations are big for this season. I am confident that Oscar Gatto will surprise people this year, as well as Serghei Tvetcov. He is unknown in Italy, but his 3rd place in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge shows what he is capable of. Another important transfer is Davide Appollonio, who has World Tour experience and can bring us strong results." He added that we have to follow the Italian Gianfranco Zilioli.


But about the Venezuelan Jose Rujano, he confirmed that he is not negotiating with Rujano. "After the Vuelta al Tachira, Jose Rujano informed me that he wants to talk to me and I replied that we can do that, but nothing more. At this moment, we are not negotiating with Rujano. I don’t know. I am open to talk to him if he wants that, but I repet, there are no negotiations. I have a good relation now with Rujano. He knows he made a mistake a couple of years ago, but that’s the past, it’s all water under the bridge, so things are ok between us. He won the Vuelta al Tachira and when I was on the podium with Jose Garcia, who took the intermediate sprints classification, I congratulated Rujano for his triumph. We didn’t talk yet, but if he is open to do it, then we will talk, as everything is good between us."





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