Puccio proud to continue career with Team Sky

31 Oct 2018

Puccio proud to continue career with Team Sky

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Salvatore Puccio is relishing the challenge of chasing more success with Team Sky after signing a new three-year contract.

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.”
Salvatore Puccio

Salvatore Puccio

There is no point in looking for something else when I have everything I need here.

Puccio has seen the team grow from strength to strength during his time as a pro, and is proud to have contributed to its success.
He added: “I signed my first contract with the team ahead of the 2012 season. I was still so young as an under-23 rider, and joining a WorldTour team with new technology and new ideas for cycling was really exciting. Almost every year I’ve been here the team has won a Grand Tour. One of my best memories so far was last season when we won the Vuelta with Chris. It was something special to start that last stage in Madrid and take the picture of the whole team in a line as winners.
“As I’ve grown with the team I now relish and respect the role of a domestique, as well as trying to help the younger riders. When you have the big leaders you need guys to do that hard work in all terrains. It’s important to be consistent day after day. If you want to do that job you have to be even more consistent than the leader, because the leader changes from race to race but you have to be really strong all season from February to October. That is the really hard part of this job, but my ambition is always the same – to be in the best-possible condition.”

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