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Van Poppel 3rd in the Vuelta a Espana stage 8 uphill sprint
01 september 2018
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Dutchman rode Oltre XR4 to a podium spot in the wake of Valverde and Sagan in Almadén
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Danny Van Poppel (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) scored his second podium spot at 73rd edition of La Vuelta ciclista a España, finishing third in the stage 8, 195,1 km from Linares to Almadén (Spain) on Saturday, September 1st. In the tough uphill sprint, the 24-year-old from Utrecht rode his Oltre XR4 among the fastest wheels, finishing the stage in the wake of Alejandro Valverde and Peter Sagan in 4:35:54.

Thanks to the podium display in Almadén - his twelfth seasonal one including two wins (Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana's opener and Halle Ingooigem) - Van Poppel went up to fourth in the Points classification (46). His teammates Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett are ninth and eleventh in the GC.
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