A track background, professionalism, good English: the fast wheel from Verona looks perfect for Team Sky. And vice versa. Viviani is a riders I like a lot, especially for his quality of aiming to the best and never happy with less. He's a mature guy, older than his age - 25 - able to interpretate a situation and to express the feeling of the peloton. His girlfriend, Elena Cecchini, is also a class rider. He well represents the new generation of procycling.
See what he said:
"This is the perfect move for me and the timing’s right to make this big step in my career. I know exactly how Team Sky works and the professionalism, rider development and work ethic is exactly what I'm looking for. I hope that with my new team mates and staff I’ll be able to reach all the goals I have and this will be the perfect environment for me to do that. As an Italian rider my dream is to win a stage at the Giro d'Italia, and that’s a big target for me next season. Joining Team Sky is a great opportunity for me and I’m determined to bring them success."
"I've followed Elia’s career for a long time, initially on the track and also as his career has progressed on the road. He has a fantastic temperament and is a fast finisher. We’re looking to have a greater focus on sprinting next year and Elia will help us pursue that goal. We’re very happy to welcome him to Team Sky and to support his ongoing development."