In his carrier Riccardo twice won the Trofeo Comune di Vertova (2013, 2012), celebrated victory on Circuito del Porto - Trofeo Arvedi (2015) and finished at the podium of 3rd stage of Tour of Istria - Memorial Edi Rajkovic (2013) and Coppa dei Laghi - Trofeo Almar (2016).
In the new season 21-years-old Italian “neo-pro” will start his professional carrier with Astana Pro Team.
"I'm really honored about the fact that a great World Tour Team as the Astana Pro Team hired me! It is for me a dream that comes true! Now I have to end this season as Under23 with some important races as probably the World Championship in Qatar, but I'm looking forward to start the new season defending the colors of the Astana Pro Team and to demonstrate that the Team's is well founded!" – commented Italian sportsman.
General Manager of Astana Pro Team Alexandr Vinokurov also commented engagement of young rider:
“He has a good finish and I think he can grow with our team. At the beginning of the season we will try him at the races like Tour of Langkawi, and, as he will grow, he will help to our Oscar Gatto. Sooner, I hope, he will be able to fight with the best sprinters”.