“It’s fantastic that we are able to sign a talent as promising as Alessandro at the same time as agreeing a three-year extension to our successful partnership with Novo Nordisk. We are showing our intent to continue to develop and invest in talent for the future of Team Novo Nordisk and everyone out there living with diabetes.”
Young Italian prospect Perracchione turns pro with Team Novo Nordisk
Promising Piemontese all-rounder Alessandro Perracchione will turn professional with Team Novo Nordisk for the 2024 season as the world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team focuses on youth and the future on the back of a major three-year sponsor renewal.
Living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of two, Perracchione doesn’t remember life without diabetes and has followed the path of one dream for most of his young life, to become a professional cyclist.
This dream is now becoming a reality as the 18-year-old Italian joins after an impressive 2023 season in the junior ranks with four podiums, numerous top ten finishes, and a stunning victory at the recent Trofeo Alba Rosa.
“It’s fantastic that we are able to sign a talent as promising as Alessandro at the same time as agreeing a three-year extension to our successful partnership with Novo Nordisk,” said General Manager Vassili Davidenko. “We are showing our intent to continue to develop and invest in talent for the future of Team Novo Nordisk and everyone out there living with diabetes.”
“Our trajectory throughout this season has been centered around the budding relationships between our experienced leaders like Andrea Peron and our exceptional young talents like Matyas Kopecky and Filippo Ridolfo. Alessandro fits right in here and our aim is to be able to provide him with the same environment to grow and develop that we do with all our riders.”
After impressing during a trip to the team’s annual Talent ID camp in Tuscany back in July and more positive results following in August and September races, the young Italian is excited to be joining the pro ranks.
“This a dream come true for me in every sense,” began Perracchione. “Becoming a professional rider with Team Novo Nordisk has been my goal since I was eight years old and to achieve this ten years later is truly an incredible feeling.”
“Moving from the junior ranks to racing with and against top professionals will be a big step up and I see it as one chapter ending and another one beginning. I’m ready to take the next step in my development and I have big dreams that I hope to realize as a professional cyclist and I know that it will take a lot of hard work and dedication.”
Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. In 2012, Phil Southerland, co-founder and CEO of the team, and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk, came together to create Team Novo Nordisk, based on a shared vision to inspire, educate, and empower people around the world affected by diabetes and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.teamnovonordisk.com.