Cristiano Salerno signs for German team

Team News | 07.10.2014

Italian climbing specialist Cristiano Salerno (29 years old) is switching from the WorldTour to the German pro cycling team assembled around its new main sponsor BORA. In the past four years Salerno rode for the Cannondale team, performing in stage races the role of a domestique for his captains like Vincenzo Nibali or Ivan Basso. The Italian won the KOM jersey in last year's Tour of Catalunya. He brings the experience of riding in four Grand Tours to his new team. Salerno is signing a contract for the 2015 season.


"In recent years Cristiano has put himself at the disposal of his team, above all providing important support for his captains in the mountains. After having already secured some of the best climbing talents from the German-speaking countries and signing a tour captain in Dominik Nerz, we were on the lookout for a well-established climber. Cristiano fulfils this requirement and also brings with him important experience from the three-week tours," says Team Manager Ralph Denk about the new signing.