Since turning pro with the team in 2012, Puccio has quietly grown into one of the strongest domestiques in the sport. With 10 Grand Tour appearances to his name, the Italian was part of Team Sky’s inaugural victories at both the Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia, supporting Chris Froome to historic wins in both races over the last two seasons.
Puccio has grown and developed with the team, putting in assured and consistent performances across all terrains.
On signing his new contract Puccio told TeamSky.com: “After being a part of Team Sky for seven years I really wanted to remain with this team. I know everyone, from the staff, the people in the office, to the coaches and the DS’s. Right from my first year in the team I have felt motivated and that is the reason I have signed for three more years. There is no point in looking for something else when I have everything I need here.
“This new deal shows me that the team believes in me and after all these years they still have the confidence in me to give me a three-year contract. I have to say thanks to the team for the opportunity to stay and continue my job as I’ve done in the past.”