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Giro, Battaglin sprints to win in Santa Ninfa
09 may 2018
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Italian rode Bianchi Oltre XR4 to success in Pink Race's stage 5
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Bianchi celebrated its  first win at the 101st Giro d'Italia in Santa Ninfa (Sicily), where Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Enrico Battaglin impressively outsprinted all his rivals on the uphill finish of stage 5, 153 km from Agrigento. Equipped with Oltre XR4, the 28-year-old Italian clinched his third victory at the Giro preceding countryman Giovanni Visconti and Portuguese José Gonçalves, closing in 4:06:33.
Battaglin is no stranger to this kind of feats. Twenty-four hours earlier, the rider from Marostica made a dress reharsal in Caltagirone's stage, attacking on the final slope before finishing third. World Tour Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Bianchi now boast 13 wins in the season, including the overall classification of Itzulia Basque Country and Tour de Romandie, both claimed by Primoz Roglic.
Enhanced with the revolutionary Bianchi CV system, the Bianchi Oltre XR4 high-performance aero road racing machine allows rider to hold the most aerodynamic position at higher speeds and for longer, in order to maximize the aerodynamic advantage. The Oltre XR4 was designed to be at the absolute cutting edge of aerodynamics thanks to advanced CFD and Flow Visualization – technologies borrowed straight from aerospace and F1 car design: technology that turns into valuable watts in finishes like Santa Ninfa’s one, where Battaglin came on top.
Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with the Bianchi CV system:
  • Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
  • Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents
  • Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
  • Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue