Montalcino, 20 May 2021 – Mauro Schmid only find out two weeks prior to the announcement of the Team Qhubeka ASSOS squad for the 2021 Giro d’Italia that he was one of the eight riders selected. The 21-year-old, in his first year as a professional, in fact a year ago was uncertain that he’d be able to find a team to take the step up into the professional ranks. In Montalcino, at the finish of stage 11, the man from Zurich announced himself to the world with a stunning display to win the “Strade Bianche” stage of the 104th Giro d’Italia. He looked a rider born for the.