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Team Bianchi MTB rides with GPS World leader Garmin
14 januar 2019
Bianchi's official MTB team riders empowered by Edge 520 Plus, the cycle computer specifically designed for MTB 
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The start of the 2019 season brought achievements and interesting novelties to the Team Bianchi Countervail. The Bianchi MTB team welcomes a new prestigious partner: Garmin - World leader in GPS technology for automotive, aviation, marine, sport, fitness and outdoor activities. 
  
Italian Nadir Colledani, Chiara Teocchi and French Stephane Tempier will count on the Garmin's technology to analyse and monitor their performances by using Edge 520 Plus, the cycle-computer engireered for the MTB activity. 
  
Colledani and Teocchi officially debuted with their new device at Memorial Scotti, Giro d'Italia Ciclocross sixth and final round in Rome last Sunday, January 6th. Teocchi topped the Women's Open race, whilst Colledani finished a solid third place. After a memorable encore at Roc d'Azur in 2018, Tempier will start racing with Edge 520 Plus at the end of January, when the MTB season will take the start. 
  
EDGE 520 PLUS 
Edge 520 Plus is the ultimate cyclo-computer for the mountain bikers. The Gps and Glonass sensors ensure a perfect satellitar receiving to provide significant realtime data about time, lenght and speed. The integrated barometric altimeter allows for any info about altitude and slopes while riding. The Edge 520 Plus Bundle Edition includes three key accessories for having a complete analysis of the performance: heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensors. The out-front flush mount is specifically studied to ride on the gravel roads. 
  
Team Bianchi Countervail's riders will also wear Garmin fēnix 5 Plus on their wrist, a perfect companion for training, for the screening the physical condition and for the everyday: a perfect multisport device for all-round training sessions. 
  
GHIROTTO (BIANCHI COUNTERVAIL TEAM MANAGER): "THE MARGINAL GAIN IS THE KEY" 
"For some years modern cycling can rely on devices that make it possible to analyse any data to improve the performances both during training and races. We decided to choose a leader brand like Garmin because the marginal gains approach is extremely important for us. Combining Garmin devices with our riders' athletic skills and experience, we are confident we can aim for big goals" 
  
STEFANO VIGANO' (GARMIN ITALIA CEO): "PROUD OF THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH AN ICONIC BRAND"
“The cooperation with Team Bianchi Countervail confirms the long-time strong interest of our company for cycling and MTB in particular. Bianchi is an iconic Italian cycling brand and we are proud to support their riders with our know-how in 2019 racing season. Good luck!"