The Abruzzo connection – Cataldo and Ciccone come full circle at Giro d’Italia

When Dario Cataldo was recruited by Trek-Segafredo last winter to serve as Giulio Ciccone’s key supporting rider at the Giro d’Italia, he didn’t need much by way of induction. He had, after all, been following Ciccone’s career since the very beginning.

Nine years separate Dario Cataldo and Giulio Ciccone in age, being 37 and 27 years old respectively, but their Abruzzo hometowns of Lanciano and Chieti lie barely 40 minutes apart. When Ciccone began racing as a juvenile in the colours of ASD Intesa Bike, his first coach was Cataldo’s father Michele.

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