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Tempier e Teocchi break the ice at Gaerne MTB Trophy
30 april 2017
Team Bianchi Countervail riders celebrated solo wins in their categories in Maser
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Team Bianchi Countervail's Stephane Tempier and Chiara Teocchi broke the ice and took their first seasonal win at the Gaerne MTB Trophy in Maser (Italy) on Sunday, April 30th. The Frenchman topped the Men’s Open race ahead of a Gioele Bertolini (+1:13) and Jhonnatan Botero Villagas (+1:30). Tempier's teammate Marco Aurelio Fontana finished fifth. Chiara Teocchi soloed in the Women Open race with a 1:26 advantage on Serena Calvetti and 2:41 on Giorgia Marchet.
 
TEMPIER: "DEDICATED TO MY GIRLFRIEND"
Stephane Tempier dedicates his victory to a very special person: "I'm really happy with my performance and my first seasonal win. It wasn't easy. I wish to thank the whole Bianchi MTB Team and our sponsor Gaerne. This victory is for my girlfriend Melodie" the race winner commented.
 
TEOCCHI: "FOR GAERNE AND OUR WHOLE TEAM"
Chiara Teocchi doesn’t hide her joy as well: "I'm really happy to have claimed my first 2017 win here, where I'm testimonial of the event and our partner and supplier Gaerne is also main sponsor of the race. I dedicate this to Gaerne, the Gazzola Family and to my whole team. I tried to set the pace from the start and I completed the opening lap with a 20-second gap on Serena Calvetti, and then I eventually extended it further. Now, after a short rest, we'll start focusing on the first World Cup rounds".
 
THREE TOP 10 FOR THE JUNIOR TEAM
Bianchi MTB Junior Team scored three Top 10 spots at the Gaerne MTB Trophy: Rookies Marco Gozzi, Fiammetta Allocca  and Cadet Simone Minotti finished ninth, Rookie Vadim Bodnarenko was 14th after a strong comeback.
 
TEAM’S BIKES
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. 
 
Photo credits: Alessandro Billiani