Bianchi’s statement on Sénéchal declarations after Paris-Roubaix


Bianchi learned with surprise and concern of the statements made to the international press by Team Arkea-B&B Hotels rider, Florian Sénéchal, following Paris-Roubaix last Sunday 7 April, regarding the reliability of the Bianchi bicycles supplied to the team.

Following a discussion with the team, and having ascertained the specifics of the incident, Bianchi would like to clarify the following:

  • All Bianchi frames and components have successfully passed the validation test protocols in accordance with the ISO 4210-5 standard, which certifies their suitability for use in total safety by our customers, and by professional athletes equipped by Bianchi.
  • With specific reference to the demands of racing on cobblestones – and in particular Paris-Roubaix, one of the most demanding races for bicycles and their components – the Arkea B&B Hotels organisation carried out several tests that validated the use of both the Bianchi Specialissima RC and Oltre RC models.
  • The numerous pre-race tests and the continuous use in competition of the Bianchi RC models by Team Arkea-B&B Hotels in the Northern classics, including Luca Mozzato’s second place at the Tour of Flanders on the Oltre RC, demonstrate the total efficiency and effectiveness of the Bianchi Reparto Corse models, even in very high-stress races.
  • Following discussions between Bianchi and the technical staff of the team, it emerged that the specific instructions provided by Bianchi for assembling the handlebars of bikes were disregarded in some cases, causing disparities in the handling of the bicycles in competition.

Regardless of competitive and performance contexts, Bianchi considers the safety of its customers and professional athletes to be of paramount importance.

The company constantly invests not only in research and development but also in laboratory and road testing activities which guarantee the use of its products in total safety.

Bianchi reiterates its support for Team Arkea B&B Hotels with renewed positivity, looking forward to the upcoming important events of the season with the aim of taking more victories and consolidating the top ten position in the UCI WorldTour rankings.

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