Second for long, Team Bianchi Countervail's rider finished 1:35 behind the winner Marotte and 26 seconds away from the podium
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Stephane Tempier (Team Bianchi Countervail) finished fifth in Coupe de France VTT's opening round in Marseille on Sunday, March 26th. Runner-up until the penultimate lap, the 31-year-old rider from Gap slowed his pace only in the late race, still managing to close in the Top 5 with his Methanol CV. Maxime Marotte claimed the victory.
TEMPIER: "GOOD SENSATIONS: I THINK POSITIVE"
"My start wasn't great, but I felt fine and I managed to move up to the second position, before settling for fifth. I will add some more endurance work in view of the next races" Tempier commented. Team Bianchi Countervail will come back to action at Trofeo Delcar - Internazionali d'Italia Series' round 3 in Montichiari (Northern Italy) on Sunday, April 2nd.
Bianchi supplies the team with two high-end carbon models with racing geometry: the revolutionary Methanol CV and Methanol 29.1 FS (full suspension). The Junior Team is equipped with Methanol 29 SX model.