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
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
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.
TEAM LOTTONL-JUMBO'S BIANCHI CV MODELS
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