Sports DireCtor and Head of athlete performance
AS A COACH:
Matteo Cigala now is based in Dublin, Ireland.
With 20 years of experience in cycling, hundreds of victories in his name and a Diploma in Science and Sport, is bringing the most advanced and up-to date coaching services to EvoPro.
Matteo is the Founder and Head Coach of Cigala Cycling, coaching cyclists of all levels in Ireland and Europe. Cigala Cycling, which is also one of EvoPro team’s partners, is an Irish-based company that provides cycling & triathlon coaching services and cycling holidays abroad.
Additionally, via their e-commerce site, Cigala Cycling Retail offers many different cycling products to the market.
In November 2016, Matteo Cigala with his coached rider Greg Swinanad, broke the Irish Hour Record with 46.860 km/h in the Olympic Training Velodrome of Colorado Springs.
A year after, in November 2018, Greg with again the help of Matteo, broke again the Irish Hour Record extended by almost 2km with a distance of 48.469km in the Velodromo Bicentenario of Aguascaliente, Mexico.
AS A RIDER:
Matteo Cigala started racing at the age of 5, and the highlights of his career are the participation in numerous international races as a team cyclist in the Italian National team and competing in the World Championship 2011 Juniors in Copenhagen, the Paris-Roubaix 2011 Juniors in France, the Trofeo Karlsberg 2011 Juniors in Germany and the Course de la Paix 2011 Juniors where he was able to arrive on the podium in the fifth stage.
Other top results are the victory of the last stage of the Giro Della Lunigiana 2010, the first position at the Gp Eco di Bergamo and the multi-time Lombardia Regional Champion.
In the Irish scene, during the An- Post Ras (UCI 2.2), Matteo finished as a Top County Rider 10 times over the last 3 editions with his best results 2nd place, a few times 4th place and several times top 10.
For the year 2017, Matteo was the highest Elite ranking domestic rider in Ireland by winning the Cycling Ireland A1 classification.
For the year 2018, Matteo raced for the British Professional Team Holdsworth Pro Racing and competing in China’s top cycling event, the Tour Of Qinghai Lake.