Nadir Colledani, Marco Aurelio Fontana and Chiara Teocchi will also take in Iseo's race
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Gimondibike will always be a special event for Team Bianchi Countervail's riders, for two reasons: in the race dedicated to team's President Felice Gimondi, the Bianchi-equipped athletes play a prominent role every year. Nadir Colledani, Marco Aurelio Fontana, Stephane Tempier and Chiara Teocchi aim to do it again on Sunday, September 30th, painting with the "celeste" colour the 40,5 km race with start and finish in Iseo (Northern Italy). Now in its 18th edition, the Gimondibike is usually the last seasonal fixture for the team managed by Massimo Ghirotto.
Winner of latest two editions, Stephane Tempier is obviously leading the bunch of favorites. In 2016 the Frenchman rode his Methanol to win in 1:27:25 preceding Michele Casagrande and Juri Ragnoli, last year soloed to win ahead of Fabian Rabensteiner and Casagrande himself. "I trained well both in cycling and running, to get to the Gimondibike in a good shape. I won the last two editions and I aim to score the hat-trick this year: the presence of Nadir and Marco makes our team's ambitions bigger" Tempier says.
Chiara Teocchi is also used to ride in the Gimondibike’s front positions: the Under 23 Woman rider was third, fourth and second in the latest three editions respectively.
THE TEAM'S BIKES
The Team Bianchi Countervail is equipped with two Bianchi Methanol models:
• Methanol CV, the first ever mountain bike frame enhanced with the innovative and exclusive Bianchi CV System powered by Countervail, assuring a total “After-Shock Control” by eliminating vibrations that pass through the suspension after impact and from trail buzz
• Methanol 29 FS, counting on the Racing geometry oriented to maximize the performance. Its heart, the frame, is made in carbon monocoque and relies on a 4-Bar suspension system with Horst link