A new face in the team for the 2022 campaign, Eleonora joins after a strong and consistent junior career where she picked up back-to-back Italian road race titles alongside back-to-back European road race silver medals and World Championships top tens. In fact, throughout her two years Eleonora claimed 21 top ten finishes in 22 race days – a very impressive stat!
Hailing from Corridonia in Italy, Eleonora got into the sport through her family and mostly in part due to her older brother and sister. As a youngster she would often go out and watch them ride and compete in local races, and from there Eleonora had her heart set on being a cyclist. Getting her own bike, she knew that she had made the right decision and fell in love with the thrill of being out in nature, exploring new places in her region and of course, the competition.
As she grew older Eleonora’s enjoyment of the sport only increased, with cycling her sole past time and hobby. She tried other sports but she “wasn’t great” at them so stuck to two wheels. Combining road and cyclocross as her main facets of the sport, Eleonora did practice track but that was “at a very low level” and just to improve her skills on the bike for when she was competing on the road or in the field.