Barbara Guarischi joins Team Virtu Cycling

Italian classic rider Barbara Guarischi strengthens Team Virtu Cycling’s squad as she joins the Danish team in 2018.

Team Virtu Cycling continues to strengthen the team for 2018. Italian Barbara Guarischi joins Team Virtu Cycling on a one-year-contract.

The 26-year-old Italian has struggled to find her top level this year, but she believes that coming to Team Virtu Cycling, she once again can find her full potential.

“I have had two years that have not lived up to my expectations. I want to go back to where cycling is fun again and where I enjoy riding. It has been too much work, work, work. I’ll have fun again. I know I’m not the rider with the most power, but I’ve always been strong mentally, but it’s important that it was fun and the last couple of years it has not been perfect,” Barbara Guarischi says.

Since 2009 she has been part of professional cycling, and she has won stages in both Giro Rosa and La Route de France. And Barbara Guarischi hopes to come back to winning when she pulls on the Team Virtu Cycling’s kit.

“Personally, I would like to go back and fight for the victory. It’s always a good feeling and like everyone, I love to win. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a small or big race. Every race is important, but none of them are easy to win,” she says and looks forward to ride with former rider Carmen Small as sports director.

Carmen Small looks forward having Barbara Guarischi on the team and make use of all the skills she brings to the Danish team.

“Despite of her age, Barbara has a lot of experience, and her skills as a rider can be used in all types of races. She knows how to ride smaller climbs, she has an engine on the flat and she is fast in the sprint. I’m sure she will get back to winning in 2018. She is set to be one of our leaders in 2018, not just aiming for results but also helping the younger riders both inside and outside of races. I’m very happy to add her to the team, and I feel confident, that she will reach hear top level again,” Carmen Small says.

Barbara Guarischi joins Team Virtu Cycling from Caynon/SRAM.