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Groenewegen first king at Volta ao Algarve
14 february 2018
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Dutchman rode Oltre XR4 to success in the opening stage in Portugal, wearing the leader's jersey
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Dylan Groenewegen (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) is the first king of the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta, thanks to the sprint success in the 192,6 km opening stage from Albufeira to Lagos (Portugal) on Wednesday, February 14th. Supplied with Oltre XR4, the former Dutch National champion ousprinted French Arnaud Démare and Hugo Hofstetter, closing in 4:47:58 and wearing the leader's yellow jersey.
Groenewegen confirmed his good shape in this early season stint: Team LottoNL-Jumbo's sprinter had also claimed the 1st stage of the Dubai Tour, in Palm Jumeirah. The Dutchman was also runner-up in Dubai Tour's stage-2 in Ras al Khaimah.
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