The 32-year-old Italian has agreed on a new contract with the Wolfpack.

Mattia Cattaneo, who hails from Alzano Lombardo, has been a professional since 2013, and joined Soudal Quick-Step before the 2020 season, since then becoming a reliable rider on the climbs for the team, as well as turning into a solid time trialist.

During his four seasons with the squad, Cattaneo has ridden four Grand Tours, claimed third overall in the 2021 Tour de Luxembourg, a top 10 at both the UAE Tour and the Tour de Suisse, as well as take three medals at the Italian National ITT Championships, most recent being a silver this summer, in Sarche.

Speaking of his new agreement, Mattia said: “I am very happy to be able to continue my journey with the Wolfpack, and I am super proud to be part of this special team. I think I did a good job over the last couple of years, I have found my place here and I am happy to use my experience to help the team as it evolves. I’ve had some great moments with the squad. I really enjoyed my experiences at the Tour de France, and in the first part of this year, in Australia, Catalunya and Basque, before my second place in the Italian ITT Nationals. My goals for the next two years are to principally help the team in stages races, but I would like also to continue to improve in the time trials.”

Soudal Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere said of this new contract: “Mattia is an important rider to us and we are delighted to have secured his services for another two years. He is a strong climber, as well as having a turn of speed on the flat, and can offer a lot in a number of different scenarios, so it is fantastic to come to an agreement with him.”


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