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Bianchi and Kruijswijk aim high at the Giro d'Italia
09 mai 2017
Team LottoNL-Jumbo will show up at the Corsa Rosa with four Bianchi Countervail models: Oltre XR4, Specialissima, Infinito CV and TT Aquila CV    
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Bianchi came back on Giro d'Italia’s roads (May 5th to 28th) equipping Dutch Team Lotto.NL-Jumbo with four models: Oltre XR4, Specialissima, Infinito CV and TT Aquila CV. After stealing the show in 2016 edition – five days in pink jersey and four podium spots for Steven Kruijswijk, besides Primoz Roglic’ stage win in Chianti ITT – the Dutch team aims high again in the Giro 100, with Bianchi supporting Kruijswijk’s ambitions with the top-of-the-range bikes engineered with Countervail technology. 
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's riders are equipped with four models engineered with Countervail® viscoelastic carbon material: 
  • Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
  • Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents
  • Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, to provide remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reduces muscular fatigue.
  • Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's line-up for the Giro d'Italia: Steven Kruijswijk, Stef Clement, Twan Castelijns, Jos van Emden, Bram Tankink, Martijn Keizer, Victor Campenaerts and Enrico Battaglin.
Steven Kruijswijk, five-day leader and GC fourth in 2016 Giro d'Italia: “Last year, I crashed two days before the end of the race. I lost the highest achievable: the pink jersey. Nevertheless, I know what I’m capable to after that Giro and I want to compete again for a good result. We continued working hard to get the most out of it. It was great to wear the pink jersey last year. Now, I wish to finish on the final podium as high as possible hopefully”.