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Van Poppel nabs first seasonal win in Spain
31 january 2018
The Dutchman delivered a winning sprint effort with Oltre XR4 in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana stage 1
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Danny Van Poppel gave Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Bianchi their maiden win of the 2018 season, riding Oltre XR4 to top Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana’s opening stage, 191,4 km from Oropesa El Mar to Peñiscola (Spain) on Wednesday, January 31st. In the bunch sprint, the Dutchman edged out Slovenian Luka Mezgec and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts, second and third respectively.
Van Poppel will wear the leader's jersey in the 2nd stage, 153,9 km from Bétera to Albuixech, on Thursday, February 1st.
Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with the revolutionary Countervail® Vibration Cancelling Technology:
  • 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.