Cyclist Franco Noti and Olympic rower Paul Jacquot are the two latest additions to the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team, and are already training at the team’s base in Barcelona alongside the other seven athletes.
Noti and Jacquot have joined the Swiss challenge to reinforce the power part of the team, and will be in charge of giving it strength in the so-called Power Group, made up of athletes who come mainly from other disciplines.
As crew director Rodney Ardern explains: “We are expanding our pool of resources within the Power Group.
Noti (26) has been a star in Swiss cycling over the past decade at 800m and 1,500m, before injuries halted his rapid rise up the world rankings. In 2021, he returned in excellent form, with several high-level showings in international cycling races, in his bid to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. He has made the switch to long-distance cycling and the Alinghi Red Bull Racing Power Group.
Jacquot (28) has been an elite rower since his teenage years and his achievements include a bronze medal in the men’s eight rowing at the 2014 U23 World Championships. He competed at the highest level in collegiate rowing at Yale University in the United States before finishing ninth in the men’s coxless four rowing at the 2014 Olympic Games.