Nouveautés / Faits saillants des nouveautés
Van Poppel runner-up at Clasica de Almeria
11 février 2018
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Dutchman rode Oltre XR4 to second behind Ewan
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Danny Van Poppel grazed victory at 33rd Clasica de Almeria, 185,1 km one-day race from Almeria to Roquetas de Mar (Spain), on Sunday, February 11th. The 24-year-old from Utrecht sprinted for the victory shoulder to shoulder with winner Caleb Ewan, placing second in 4:35:28. Timothy Dupont rounded out the podium.
Van Poppel went on the podium for the third time in the last two weeks in Spain. The Dutchman had won Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana's opening stage in Peñiscola on January 31st, then placing second in the fifth and final stage in Valencia on February 4th.
Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with Countervail® carbon material with special fiber architecture and viscoelastic resin: Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control; the ultralight Specialissima, perfect for GC riders, extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents; Infinito CV that provides remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reduces muscular fatigue; the ultimate time trial machine Aquila CV, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.