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Fontana-Tempier's battle within Bianchi family in Courmayeur
02 june 2017
Before Internazionali d’Italia Series’ fifth and final round to be held this Saturday, the Prorider holds a 13-point lead over his French teammate
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Marco Aurelio Fontana, Stephane Tempier and Chiara Teocchi will tackle Internazionali d'Italia Series' fifth and final round in Courmayeur (Italy) on Saturday, June 3rd. Team Bianchi Countervail's riders are expected to be among the leading actors of the race.
 
Teocchi will try to round out her comeback on Serena Calvetti to replicate the 2016 overall success in the Open Women series. Chiara Teocchi has to bridge over a 3-point gap from Serena Calvetti (78 vs 81): in Courmayeur anything could happen, in what is expected to be a tight and entertaining race.
 
Fontana (113 points) and Tempier (100) are the major candidates for the Open Men’s GC win. Courmayeur MTB Event will assign double points compared to the other Internazionali d’Italia Series’ rounds, but the riders directed by Massimo Ghirotto can boast a wide advantage on the closer pursuers entering the final round. With the absence of Maxime Marotte and Florian Vogel, the closest threat is actually Andrea Tiberi, fifth with 72 points.
 
GHIROTTO: “WE AIM FOR THE OVERALL WIN IN BOTH CATEGORIES”
Team Manager Massimo Ghirotto can’t hide the team’s ambitions: “We have always tried to honour the Internationali d’Italia Series, because we are very keen to this competition. Every year and in every round the goal is to do the best we can and in Courmayeur we aim for the overall victory both in Men and Women Open categories”.
 
THE RACE SCHEDULE
The programme of Internazionali d’Italia Series’ final round will open at 9.30 with the Junior Men race, followed by Open Women (11.30), Junior Women (11.32) and Open Men (13.30).
 
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.