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Team Bianchi Countervail to tackle XCO World Cup opener
19 may 2017
Fontana, Tempier and Teocchi to enter first World Cup's XC event in Nove Mesto on Sunday, May 21st
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Team Bianchi Countervail will line-up its three big guns in XCO World Cup opener in Nove Mesto na Morave (Czech Republic) on Sunday, May 21st. Marco Aurelio Fontana and Stephane Tempier will take part in the Men Elite race on Sunday at 2.15 pm, whilst Teocchi will play her cards in the Women Under 23 race to start at 10.00 am.
Fontana is current leader of the Internazionali d'Italia Series, Tempier is back from a runner-up spot in Coupe de France, after the success at Gaerne MTB Trophy in Maser (Italy), where Chiara Teocchi also broke the ice.
"The World Cup hasn't started yet, but the season already displayed the values. For sure all the top riders are ready to rock and roll: I'm sure my colleagues feel like me in these days. The XCO season opening has never been as tight and hard-fought like this year" Marco Aurelio Fontana said, while kicking in view of the event. "Anyway, it will be only the first World Cup event and a long and demanding season is in front of us. Nowadays the level of the races is really high and it is difficult to outperform constantly, but Nove Mesto is one of those nobody wants to let down"
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.