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Fontana and Teocchi to play their cards at XCO Italians Champs
21 july 2017
Five years after his last XCO national title to date, the Prorider aims for the top. Teocchi defends the Women's Under 23 tricolore jersey claimed in 2016
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It's time for a new Tricolore challenge for Marco Aurelio Fontana and Chiara Teocchi. The Team Bianchi Countervail riders will enter the XCO Italian Championships on a 5,2 km course in Genoa (Italy) on Saturday, July 22nd. Chiara Teocchi will start the dance in the Women's Under 23 race at 1.00 pm. Two hours later, at 3 pm, Marco Aurelio Fontana will play his cards in the Men’s Elite race.
 
FONTANA: "I WISH TO REWARD MY TEAM WITH A GREAT SATISFACTION"
Former XCO Italian champion for four years in a row (2009-2012), Marco Aurelio Fontana feels confident: “We have worked hard in view of the second part of the season. So, even though two World Cup’s round were compromised by health problems, I think we can play our cards in such an important race like the Italian Championships. I’ll do my best to give my team a great satisfaction, to reward their no-stop excellent support”.
 
TEOCCHI: "IT'S AN EVEN CHALLENGE, BUT I WANT TO GIVE AN ENCORE"
Crowned Women’s Under 23 Italian Champion last year in Courmayeur, Chiara Teocchi has to face a fierce competition.  Therefore, the rider from Bergamo has trained rigorously in view of the tricolore event: “It will be an even challenge, but I want to prove I deserve to follow in the tricolore jersey. There will be a lot of strong contenders in Genoa but I have prepared well: I’ve also come here some day before, to study the course with my Methanol CV bike. The course is atypical  with tarmac uphills and fast descents. I hope for a repeat”, Chiara comments.
 
THE 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.