Team Bianchi Countervail will line-up the full roster at Alpago MTB Trophy, Internazionali d'Italia Series' fourth and final round, to be held in Lamosano di Chies d'Alpago (Italy) on Saturday, June 30th. Bianchi MTB team will count on: Stephane Tempier back from a three-week training experience with French National team; Marco Aurelio Fontana and Nadir Colledani coming from a mountain training camp in Livigno (Italy); Chiara Teocchi refreshed by a practice period home in Bergamo. Women's Open - Junior race is scheduled at noon, Men's Open race at 3:00 PM.
Marco Aurelio Fontana is eager to come back to race: "We trained really well on the mountains, our shape got better. It's a long time I don't race, I think to be fresh and perform well. The Internazionali's final is the start of a tour de force leading us to the Worlds, we'll have a lot of opportunities until the end of the season and we hope to seize the opportunity as of now, stepping up the podium".
Like Fontana, Nadir Colledani is back from the training camp in Livigno: "It was an intense training period on the mountains, I think we did a good job and I fixed the physical problem that slowed me in May. I'm ready for this series of important races and I I think I can get to the Italian Championships at hundred percent of my shape. I'll go on with altitude training after Chies d'Alpago's race too".
Stephane Tempier trained hard with French National team in the latest weeks: "I was far from races for one month and I'm back from a three-week training camp with my National teammates. I've good feelings, it will be important to find the pace and the automatisms in view of Val di Sole's World Cup round to be held next week".
Chiara Teocchi experienced an unusual approach to Chies d'Alpago's race: "In last weeks I was at home and I could both practice hard and enjoy the serenity my family and friends gave me. I feel good and ready to tackle this demanding racing month on the road to the World Championships. I aim to perform well since Chies d'Alpago's event: it won't be easy to aim high in the GC, because I missed a round, but I think to step on the podium. A positive result would be a real boost in view of the next races abroad".
Bianchi supplies the team with two high end carbon models with racing geometry: the revolutionary Methanol CV and Methanol 29.1 FS (full suspension).