Colledani and Teocchi to aim for CX Italians podium
11 january 2019
Team Bianchi Countervail's riders will enter Men's Elite and Women's Elite races respectively in Milan on January 13th
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Team Bianchi Countervail's Nadir Colledani and Chiara Teocchi will enter 40th GP Guerciotti - CX Italian Championships, to be held in Milan's Idroscalo (Italy) on Sunday, January 12th-13th, with high ambitions. Equipped with Zolder Pro disc, and coming off a short but successful cyclocross season, both the riders managed by Massimo Ghirotto will look to step on the podium, as high as they can.
Twice Men's U23 National champion, fifth last year in Rome's Capannelle Hippodrome in his first Italian Championship as élite, Colledani has scored four victories last December in Schlanders (Italy), Bozen (Italy), Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and San Fior (Italy), before finishing third at Memorial Romano Scotti in Rome. "I will aim for victory in Milan. I respect all my rivals, but I don't fear them. I feel confident and motivated, I like the course and I don't have any pressure: I can pursue my goal with serenity" Colledani explains.
Four-time cyclocross Italian champion (2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018), coming off from two victories in a row in the Women's U23 series, Chiara Teocchi will look for glory in Women's Elite race for the first time. "I trained well and I get to the Italian Championships in a good shape, and with increased motivation after my recent wins. I think we can expect a fast race. My main rivals are Eva Lechner and Alice Maria Arzuffi: I've never faced with them this leason, but I'm serene and confident in the good job I’ve done"
Women's Elite, U23 and Junior race will start at 10.40 AM, whilst Men's Elite one will begin at 2.45 PM.
THE TEAM'S BIKES
The Team Bianchi Countervail is equipped with the following models:
• Methanol CV, the first ever mountain bike frame enhanced with the innovative and exclusive Bianchi CV System powered by Countervail, assuring a total “After-Shock Control” by eliminating vibrations that pass through the suspension after impact and from trail buzz
• Methanol 29 FS, full-suspension model with a racing geometry
• Zolder Pro disc, developed to obtain the best performance in specific cyclo-cross conditions, combining lightweight and resistance