Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki
talent? the guy rode with zalf. you can't say anything about talent from those riders a sit's left better to say in the clinic. but we will find out what he's made of (clean) now
Bongiornos best U23 years (=2010 and 2012) however were with Futura (2010) and Hopplà (2012), not Zalf. He rode with them only in 2011 and had a pretty modest year there (overshadowed by Battaglin and Agostini).
Zalf lost it's dominant position in the Italian amateur scene already back in 2010. They are cleaner nowadays (or other teams closed the gap...) and a more sprinter-oriented team.