Trentin recovers in time to debut at Valenciana & Yates excited to return to racing

Mon 29 Jan 2018

After breaking a rib in a training incident in early January new signing Matteo Trentin has made a speedy recovery in time to make his Mitchelton-SCOTT debut at this week’s Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana with new teammate Adam Yates also keen to get back to competition.

Trentin, a multiple Grand Tour stage winner and experienced classics rider ended 2017 in fine form and after a solid winter of training suffered an untimely crash whilst training and fractured his right fifth rib.

Following a period of rest and recovery the 28-year-old Italian is set to line up at the start of the five-day Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Wednesday for his first race in Mitchelton-SCOTT colours.

“I think that it’s fair to say that I would like to be in a little bit better shape for my first race with Mitchelton-SCOTT,” began Trentin. “But I have made a really quick recovery after the crash and I can ride well without pain, so I am happy and looking forward to racing on Wednesday at Valenciana.”

“Of course at this point it will be about getting some competitive racing and kilometres in my legs rather than going all out for results and my goals will be based around conditioning and easing back into the rhythm of racing.

“It will be great to finally be away with the team as I had to skip the Spanish camp in January due to the injury and I can’t wait to get out there with the guys and start racing together.”

After a long winter of base miles and long sleeves it’s not only Trentin who is eager to start pinning the numbers back on as 2016 Tour de France white jersey winner Adam Yates explains.

“I’m really excited to get back racing again and test the condition out,” said Yates. “Valenciana always has a great line up so it will be good to have a hit out before some big objectives later in the spring.”

“It feels like I’ve been away for a while now and I can’t wait to get stuck in. This race will be very much about getting back into the rhythm, but after watching the success of the team in Australia I’m sure we will have a little extra motivation to get a great result.”

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