Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Natnael Tesfatsion is currently still playing for Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli, but according to the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, there is interest in the 22-year-old Eritrean from the WorldTour. It would be Trek-Segafredo.
It is the usually well-introduced sports journalist Ciro Scognamiglio who comes with the news. According to Scognamiglio, there is a chance that Tesfatsion will play at the highest level next year. The promising rider is associated with the American cycling team Trek-Segafredo, the employer of Bauke Mollema and Jasper Stuyven, among others.
That Tesfatsion is doing well in the market is no surprise given its current development. The Eritrean is in his second season as a professional cyclist and has already collected the necessary places of honor, certainly this year. He was fourth in the GP Industria, ninth in the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali and he also made a name for himself in the Tour of the Alps. Tesfatsion started the season with overall victory in the Tour du Rwanda.
The fast Tesfatsion, who also holds his own uphill, is currently working on his second Giro d'Italia. He has already been noticed several times in the attack, but also finished eighth in the sprinter's stage to Messina, for example. Last Sunday he made an impression in the early break in the mountain stage to Blockhaus, but crashed in a descent at high speed. Tesfatsion, however, escaped unscathed.