8 November 2020
Bianchi wins consecutive La Vuelta with Roglic
Primoz Roglic retained the GC crown at the Vuelta a España. Bianchi’s marginal gains approach brings Team Jumbo Visma to glory
After the success in the 2019 edition, Bianchi wins its second consecutive Vuelta a España with Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo Visma) retaining his Red jersey in Madrid, on Sunday November 8th.
After a spectacular head-to-head with Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz starting from opener until the stage 17 in the Alto de la Covatilla, Bianchi and Primoz Roglic achieved the top of La Vuelta, taking the decisive advantage in the ITT of Mirador de Ézaro with an impressive solid win.
Roglic held the lead in thirteen out of eighteen stages, winning no less than four stages and the points classification, dominating on flat and mountains aboard his Bianchi aero Oltre XR4 and TT Aquila models.
THE WINNING WEAPONS: OLTRE XR4 AND AQUILA CV
Bianchi’s race machines specifically prepared for Primoz Roglic are Bianchi Oltre XR4 and Aquila. Both bikes ridden by the Vuelta a España winner employ Bianchi CV system that cancels 80% of road vibration thanks to a unique composite material integrated into Bianchi’s high-performance carbon frames and forks. The advantages for the riders are increased control, less muscle fatigue and, ultimately, more energy.
To maximize the climbing ability of Roglic and the other Team Jumbo-Visma climbers at the Vuelta a España, Bianchi developed a unique paint system that significantly reduces the molecular weight of the coating, saving up to 80 gr. and improving the power to weight ratio in the mountains.
Bianchi’s marginal gains approach brings its team to glory again.