Veteran Italian pro rider Davide Rebellin will once again defy the odds and race the 2021 season as a professional road cyclists at age 50, rather than join the gran fondo cycling circuit like his peers.
Winner of the Flecha Walloon, Liege-Bastogne-Liège and Amstel Gold Race, will race next season on a UCI entry level Continental pro team.
Davide Rebellin, by far the oldest rider in the pro peloton today, will continue to compete as a professional next season, in which he will turn 50 (on 9 August) and will do so in the ranks of the exotic Aisan Cambodia Cycling Academy.
This will be Rebellin’s twenty-ninth season as a professional after he debuted in the ranks of the GB-MG Maglificio in 1992, which was the start of his storied career in which the Italian won three Walloon Arrows, a Liege-Bastogne-Liege, an Amstel Gold Race ( together with Gilbert, he is the only one who has won the three Ardennes classics in the same year, in his case 2004) as well as the overall title of Tirreno-Adriatico in 2011 and Paris-Nice in 2008.
Rebellin comes to Cambodia Cycling Academy after two seasons with the Meridiana Kamen Team, where he achieved several Top-20 results in one-day and stage races. In this atypical 2020 season, the Italian touched the Top 10 in the Porec Trophy and finished eighth overall in the demanding Sibiu Tour, showing that, despite his age, his leg are not done yet and top results are still within reach.