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Tempier says goodbye to 2018 in his beloved Roc d'Azur
12 october 2018
Team Bianchi Countervail’s Frenchman to ride Methanol CV in Fréjus on Sunday October 14th
Bianchi + Team MTB + Product
The Roc d’Azur calls, Stephane Tempier answers as Team Bianchi Countervail’s Frenchman will enter the home race in Fréjus’ Base nature on Sunday, October 14th. Tempier will ride Methanol CV, the first ever MTB enhanced with the innovative and exclusive Bianchi CV System powered by Countervail, on a 52-km course with a 1.200-meter altitude difference and highest point at 317 meters above sea level. The race will start at 9.30 CET. Tempier has won the Roc d’Azur in 2012 and runner-up two years ago, in a race he enterely likes from the first to the last kilometer.
 
“This is my last race of the year, I’m happy to take in the Roc again. I’ve trained well to find a good shape after the Worlds. I like the Roc because it’s a fast race with exciting uphills and descents. Stepping up the podium would be a good result” Tempier commented.
 
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