Lampre-MERIDA signs Sacha Modolo for 2014 season

He’s young, there’s power for a fast sprint and the stamina to be competitive on demanding courses in his legs, he has obtained 24 victories until now. His name is Sacha Modolo and he’ll join Team LAMPRE-MERIDA in 2014 for two years.

For the Italian team, Modolo is the first reinforcement that will add even more quality to the sprinters’ group.

He was born in Conegliano Veneto on 19-6-1987, is 180 cm in height and 67 kg in weight, and became a pro in 2010 after having obtained 27 victories in the Under 23 category.

In his first year as pro, Modolo impressed with a 4th place showing in Milano-Sanremo, then in the next season he began to collect successes, reaching an amount of 23 personal victory and one team time trial successes.

He took part in Copenaghen 2011 World Championship and in London 2012 Olympic Games.

“Modolo’s early seasons in the pro world were very good, he realized stunning performances for what concerns the mix of speed and stamina,” Giuseppe Saronni explained. “Year by year, he’s reaching a top level: the aim of the team is to support him in the fight against the best world sprinters.”

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