It isn't the first time it struggles, but Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli is once again going through difficulties to stay afloat in professional level into the 2023 season.
The report was given by Gazzetta dello Sport's Ciro Scognamiglio, who spoke with the Italian team's DS Gianni Savio, who has stated that "it's not sure that the team can continue into 2023." This could mean the end of the one of the most important Italian teams, which continuously sees riders jump into the World Tour field.
Since 2006, a total of 26 riders have joined a World Tour team coming from Androni, which include the likes of José Rujano, Michele Scarponi and Roberto Ferrari who marked the Giro d'Italia in the past generation, and more recently the likes of Egan Bernal, Davide Ballerini and Iván Sosa as some examples of the quality that has gone through the team.
This season alone the team has seen Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, Simon Pellaud and Andrea Piccolo either sign, or officially begin their stint in a team of the superior level. They currently have 24 riders under contract, some of them for the coming seasons already.