Moscon added the Italian national time trial title to his growing palmares in October, taking the team’s nationals tally to eight for the season. There was good news too as Bernal made a welcome return from injury, picking up a top-10 in just his third race back at Milano-Torino. The Colombian was back in the thick of the action at Il Lombardia, showing fearless descending skills to make the front group, eventually finishing 12th.
Eddie Dunbar was a late-season signing after the closure of his previous team and his inclusion, in addition to stagiaires Ethan Hayter and Mark Donovan provided a great boost of energy in the final two months of the year. Dunbar travelled with the team to China for the second edition of the Tour of Guangxi. Moscon again showed his class, winning the queen stage and clinching overall victory in the WorldTour event. That marked the team’s 43rd win of a memorable year which proved to be the team’s best to date. Bring on 2019!