Switzerland’s ProTouchGlobal athlete and sports management in cooperation with Japanese construction company NIPPO Corporation is excited to announce the launch of a new UCI Continental cycling team for the next racing season.
The Swiss based team, to be known as Team NIPPO-Provence-PTS Conti, will be headed up by Swiss Team Manager Marcello Albasini. Most recently Marcello was Swiss National Coach for men’s Elite and U23.
“This is a great opportunity for our roster of young riders, and I am looking forward to working with them and with our team of sponsors to build something special for the future”, says Marcello Albasini.
Essentially a development team to support, foster and encourage young riders, the team is made up of talent from around the world:
From Switzerland – Kevin Kuhn, (22), Jonathan Bögli (20), Fabio Christen (18), Luca Jenni (18)
From Ethiopia – Hagos Welay Berhe (19), Bazaye Redae Tesfu (18)
From France – Jonathan Couanon (23), Robin Meyer (24)
From Japan – Hijiri Oda (22)
From Norway – Iver Knotten (22)
From Poland – Szymon Tracz (22)
From Russia – Matvey Mamykin (26)
Also participating in this exciting new venture is Provence, a group of southern French businesses and ProTouchStaff BV, a new Dutch sports staffing platform. The project is also supported by EF Education First, Cannondale and other partners.
Please refer to our website www.nippo-provence-pts.com for more information to come.