Bianchi MTB team was founded in 1991 to develop and improve Bianchi’s off-road frames and products. Since then, Bianchi claimed impressive results in major international MTB competitions, while improving its products by leveraging the use of new technologies, geometries and materials. Today, Bianchi holds a steady position in the MTB sector and keeps on investing in technology with a dedicated Product Department, paying close attention to details and MTB product development. Bianchi’s attention to the world of professional MTB perfectly matches the most exigent customers’ needs.
Well-known athletes with the likes of former World Champion Dario Acquaroli (who started racing on a Bianchi bike), Olympic and World Champion Julien Abasalon, Josè Hermida (former Under23 World Champion), Italian Bruno Zanchi (Multiple-time downhill champion) and Marathon specialists Leonardo Paez and Thomas Dietsch brought Bianchi to the top of international rankings.
In 2013, Bianchi MTB team, having TX Active by Italcementi and i.Idro Drain by Italcementi as main sponsors, will line-up a five-man roster including Leonardo Paez, Tony Longo, Martin Gujan, Alexander Gehbauer and the emerging talent Gerhard Kerschbaumer, winner of European and Italian Championships, rounds of XCO World Cup as well as the final ranking in Under 23 category in 2011.
1 Olympic Gold Medalist - Athens 2004
9 World Championships
10 European Championships
4 XCO World Cups
2 XCM World Cups
35 Italian titles
16 National Foreign titles