A 15-year professional cyclist with more than ten years as part of coaching staff and sports director in the WorldTour, Maximilian Sciandri now becomes a member of the Movistar Team’s management group. The Anglo-Italian will put his knowledge at the service of Eusebio Unzué’s squad starting in 2019, following a long stay at the now-revamped BMC Racing Team.
Eight years in the American-licensed team and a long tenure as under-23 director of the British Cycling Academy have helped Sciandri build an experience base which will be crucially useful for the team at both stageraces and classics. His affable character and an admirable palmarès as a cyclist -stage wins in the Giro and the Tour; a bronze medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games’ road race- will also help him create a stronger, more stable bond between the riders and the staff.
Briton born in Derby who has lived for many decades in Tuscany, Italy, Sciandri holds dual citizenship. He changed his UCI license in February 1995 for a British one, which helped him getting selected for the Atlanta Olympics where he took bronze. Other than his Grand Tour stage vidtories, he also has wins to his name in Paris-Nice (1996), the Dauphiné Libéré (1998) and the Tirreno-Adriatico (1995) amongst many others.