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Tempier brilliant runner-up at Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race
15 abril 2018
Team Bianchi Countervail's Frenchman sprinted for the victory with Flückiger in Nals in Internazionali d'Italia Series' opener. Eleventh place for both Fontana and Teocchi 
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Stephane Tempier (Team Bianchi Countervail) grazed victory at the 18th Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race - Internazionali d'Italia Series' round 1, held in Nals (Italy) on Sunday, April 15th in Northern Italy. Tempier sprinted for victory with Swiss Mathias Flückiger in the Men’s Open race, who topped the UCI Hors Categorie Italian event in 1:31:15, only one second faster than Team Bianchi Countervail's Frenchman. Maxime Marotte was third with a 1:06 gap.
"It was an exciting race, I managed to wrap a strong performance. I'm a little bit disappointed that I missed the success for only one second, but I can be happy with my result because of the high level of the participants. Flückiger took a 5-second advantage on the last climb, then I came back on his rear wheel in the descent but I couldn't overtake him in the final sprint" Tempier commented.
Tempier's teammate Marco Aurelio Fontana, Internazionali d'Italia Series' reigning champion, placed 11th in 1:35:47, whilst Nadir Colledani finished 23rd in 1:37:56. Previously Chiara Teocchi had placed 11th in the Women's Open race, third among Under 23 Women.
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.