Stephane Tempier and Chiara Teocchi aims to keep on performing at high level. Marco Aurelio Fontana wants to further climb positions. Nadir Colledani warms-up to move past Albstadt's complicated week-end. Team Bianchi Countervail's four-athlete roster will be in the action at XCO World Cup round 3, to be held in Nove Mesto na Morave (Czech Republic) from Friday to Sunday, May 25th-27th.
Colledani, Fontana and Tempier will take in the Short Track Men race on May 25th since 6.45 pm. Team Bianchi Countervail’s trio will then enter the XCO Men’s Elite race on Sunday, May 27th at 2.35 pm. A day earlier, at 2.00 pm, Chiara Teocchi - fourth in Albstadt - will play her cards the XCO race.
"I went for a recon on the course, one of my favorite ones, very technical and full of roots. I'll ride on Methanol 29.1 FS. I really like to compete here also because of the cool crowd. I aim for a super performance, like in Albstadt" Stephane Tempier announced. The Frenchman was runner-up in the XCO World Cup round 2 four days ago.
"I'm happy with the results we took in Albstadt, both for myself and the team. The XCC course is super fast, but I aim to repeat the good performance delivered in Germany to earn some points. The course of Sunday's race is really demanding and full of roots, I'll likely ride the Full Suspension too to chase a Top 10 display" said Marco Aurelio Fontana, 8th in the XCC and 13th in the XCO last week-end in Germany.
Tempier is sixth in the GC with 305 points, Fontana 15th with 179, Colledani stands at 35. Teocchi climbed to GC fourth among Women's Under 23. Thanks to the results taken in both the XCC and XCO races in Albstadt, Team Bianchi Countervail also moved up to fourth in the Teams' GC.
Bianchi supplies the team with two high end carbon models with racing geometry: the revolutionary Methanol CV and Methanol 29.1 FS (full suspension).