Mattia's Story

Words: Chad Childers Stripes Date: 10 March 2022

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The Hagens Berman Jayco Cycling Team was excited to confirm the signing of a second Italian rider, Mattia Sambinello, to the team in 2024. Mattia joined Axeon from Canturino 1902 A.s.d..

Straightforward and to the point, “for me it’s a dream joining this team,” said Mattia.

Mattia’s 2023 Palmares:
Trofeo Francesco Data - 1st place
GP Sportivi di Isola D'Asti - 1st place
Giro della Castellania - 1st place
GP Ticino - 1st place
GP Liberazione Citta di Massa Juniors - 2nd place

The 18-year-old from Vergiate, Italy hopes to learn a lot and earn some significant results. “I worked very hard at Liberazione di Massa and am proud of my second place finish,” said Mattia. “As a complete rider, being a sprinter but also a climber, I hope to make an impact with the team next season.”

“Mattia has been consistent and getting stronger over the years,” said team owner and director Axel Merckx. “He has shown good test results and has a great mentality. I’m looking forward to him joining us next season.”

  • Nickname: Sambi
  • What's your spirit animal: tiger
  • Favorite post-race meal: pasta or pizza
  • What doesn’t belong on pizza: bananas
  • Top of your bucket list: trip around the world
  • Most famous person in your cellphone: Axel Merckx
  • What country would you like to visit: America and Australia
  • Would you rather get paid $200,000 tomorrow or $500 per week for the rest of your life? 500 per week
  • If a song played every time you walked into a room, what song would you choose and why: Moth to a flame, because it makes me happy every time I hear it.
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