Fontana, Tempier and Teocchi to star at Sunshine Race
07 avril 2017
Team Bianchi Countervail's Italian duo and the French biker (winner of 2016 edition) aim big with Methanol CV in Internazionali d'Italia Series' round 4
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Team Bianchi Countervail's Marco Aurelio Fontana, Stephane Tempier and Chiara Teocchi will be among the most expected riders at the 17th Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race, Internazionali d’Italia Series' round 4, to be held on Sunday, April 9th in Nals (Italy). After the first three rounds, Fontana tops the Men’s Elite series with 78 points, tied with leader jersey's owner Maxime Marotte, whilst Stephane Tempier - winner of the 2016 Marlene Sudtirol Sunshine Race - is third, not far from the throne (70). Teocchi is third overall in the Women Open Series with 55 points, 7 less than leader Serena Calvetti, and runner-up among Under 23 Women. The Women’s Open race is scheduled at 12.30 pm, the Men’s Open one at 2.30 pm.
FONTANA: "I FEEL FINE, WE AIM FOR A GOOD RESULT"
"We go to Nalles as Men Elite series' leader, with the same points of Marotte. We'll tackle an old-style demanding course, less suited to me than Montichiari’s. Anyway, the last race has proved I'm in a good shape. We’ll find again a world-class startlist, but both Stephane and I aim to ride in the top positions and deliver a good result" Internazionali d'Italia Series round 1 winner Marco Aurelio Fontana says.
JUNIOR TEAM WITH FULL ROSTER IN NALS
Junior Team's four riders will enter the Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race: Rookies Marco Gozzi and Vadim Bodnarenko will start at 8:30 am, Fiammetta Allocca five minutes later, Cadet Simone Minotti at 9:30 am.
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.
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