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Colledani celebrates first 2018 win at Grici XC
02 abril 2018
Team Bianchi Countervail’s Italian rode his Methanol CV to repeat last season’s victory in Vrtojba (Slovenia), claiming his first success in his new team’s colors
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Team Bianchi Countervail’s Nadir Colledani celebrated for the second year in a row at Grici XC, international cross country race held in Vrtojba (Slovenia) on Easter Monday, April 2nd. Colledani repeated the 2017 success completing his effort in 1:28:14, with a 47-second advantage on Luca Braidot and 1:06 ahead of Gerhard Kerschbaumer. Colledani rode Methanol CV to his first success with Team Bianchi Countervail’s jersey, after the two podium spots clinched with Zolder disc last autumn in the Cyclocross season.
 
“The race was demanding, due to the muddy course and a huge number of lapped riders. Braidot made a strong pace in the first battled laps, making selection in the leading group. I preferred not to force my ride in the early race, riding in Braidot’s wake, then I was able to take advantage of his moment of difficulty to take the race lead. I earned a two-minute advantage, then I managed to control the race in the final lap, avoiding risks and delivering in the end” Colledani commented. 
 
TEAM'S BIKES
Bianchi supplies the team with two high end carbon models with racing geometry: the revolutionary Methanol CV and Methanol 29.1 FS (full suspension). The Junior Team is equipped with Methanol 29 SX model.