2019 Giro d'Italia has officially started in Bologna on Saturday May 11th and Primoz Roglic of Team Jumbo-Visma is among the top favourites for the GC victory.
In his "Fight for Pink", The Slovenian is supported by Bianchi with models from the Oltre XR4 family, caliper and disc brakes, and with Aquila CV, the ultimate Bianchi's TT machine.
Oltre XR4 is the aero road racing machine developed by Bianchi using CFD software and tested in the wind tunnel to refine and optimize every aspect of the frameset and ensure the XR4 platform is a masterpiece of aerodynamic design.
The dedicated tuning process of the Bianchi CV System, using patented Countervail carbon material, maximizes aero advantage and control at high speeds, making it the perfect weapon of Primoz Roglic's powerful rides.
Capiler brakes frame is customized with an hand painted graphics specifically created for the Jumbo Visma rider.
The frame is decorated with an eagle flying over the Col du Galibier, where the Slovenian “flew away” to claim a memorable solo win in 2017 Tour de France. Instead, the top tube shows a little icon with the “telemark move”, Roglic’s trademark podium celebration, inspired to his past career as professional ski jumper.
With Oltre XR4 Disc, Bianchi’s leading aero design meets upgraded disc braking performance.
Aero efficiency is key to the Oltre XR4 Disc, and this extends to the aero handlebar featuring fully-enclosed cable routing through the handlebar itself and stem - for the hydraulic brake hoses and the gear cables.
This solution gives the Oltre XR4 the cleaner, more aero front end for added speed and efficiency.
Roglic rode Oltre XR4 Disc also at 2019 Tour de Romandie, his last race before the Giro.
Aquila CV is designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.
Bianchi's ultimate Time Trial machine is also engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail.
At 2019 Giro d'Italia, Roglic's Aquila CV has a specific setting to ensure a more aggressive ride.