The Cantabrians Diego (1994) and Pablo Noriega (1995), in the first season of existence of the U23 structure of the Contador Foundation, are the previous and only precedent in terms of two brothers in the same squad. For 2023, however, this circumstance is updated by two brothers who are also twins: the Italians Tommaso and Gabriele Bessega (18 February 2004). It is not clear which of the two is the elder, says Gabriele, as their birth was by caesarean section. What is certain is that they both fell in love with cycling thanks to their father’s great love of cycling, Roberto, a recurrent cyclist and a regular on the routes near the family home in the Lombardy town of Samarate, south of Gallarate and northwest of Busto Arsizio. Tommaso Bessega also has a footballing background shared with his brother, although in his case playing in defence for Vanzaghello. His cycling career has gone hand in hand with his brother’s: a first experience with San Macario in the town of the same name, near Samarate, and then with Unione Ciclistica Bustese Olonia.
Giro delle Tre Province
63º Trofeo Comune di Arcore
34º Trofeo Cassa Rurale Ed Artigiana di Cantú – 42º Coppa Citta’ di Cantu’
Collegno – Sestriere