Team Bianchi Countervail's Nadir Colledani placed fourth at 17th Ciclocross Internazionale del Ponte, international CX Race held in Faè di Oderzo (Italy) on Saturday, December 8th. Back from the wins in Schlanders and Bozen, the Italian rider equipped with Zolder Pro disc completed the race with a 1:20 gap from the winner, Belgian Vincent Baestaens. Colledani joined the leading group in the opening lap, sprinting then for the third place with Luca Braidot, that preceded Team Bianchi Countervail's rider with a few tenths of a second advantage. Gioele Bertolini rounded out the podium.
Chiara Teocchi didn't experience her happiest birthday ever. Turned 22 today, the Italian rider crashed in the early race, being forced to a pit stop, then she went up to the tenth position, over three minutes behind the winner Francesca Baroni.
Colledani and Teocchi will take in 14th Trofeo Città di Gorizia” tomorrow, at the Parco Piuma in Gorizia (Italy): Teocchi will tackle the Women's race at 2.40 PM, whilst Colledani will be at the star one hour later.
THE TEAM'S BIKES
The Team Bianchi Countervail is equipped with the following 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
• Zolder Pro disc, developed to obtain the best performance in specific cyclo-cross conditions, combining lightweight and resistance
Photo credits: Michele Mondini