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Team Bianchi Countervail awarded with UCI Elite MTB Team status
17 february 2017
President Gimondi's team is part of Union Cycliste Internationale's Top 15 squads. Fontana and Teocchi ready for Italy National team's training camp from February 20th
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Team Bianchi Countervail was awarded with UCI Elite MTB Team status. Bianchi's MTB Team return into the Union Cycliste Internationale's Top 15 Endurance squads list: another important novelty of the new season, after Marco Aurelio Fontana's signing and the presentation of the renewed outfit. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has published the list of UCI Mountain Bike Teams for 2017- both Endurance (XC) and Gravity (DHI) categories - this week.
"This is a really important and prestigious recognition for us, that elevates us on the level of the strongest teams around on the international scale. The UCI Elite Team status rewards the hard work we did and confirms the quality of the team we created. Fontana, Tempier and Teocchi's results made the difference" Bianchi MTB Team's manager Massimo Ghirotto comments.
Meanwhile, after Team Bianchi Countervail's training camp, Marco Aurelio Fontana and Chiara Teocchi get ready to enter Italy National team's traditional training camp in Follonica (Central Italy) with newly-appointed team manager Mirko Celestino. Bianchi MTB Team's azzurri will remain in Tuscany from February 20th to March 2nd.