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Lobato runner up in Vuelta a Espana stage 4
22 august 2017
Team LottoNL-Jumbo Spaniard in the mix in the final dash to Tarragona with his Bianchi Oltre XR4, on Tuesday August 22nd
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Juan José Lobato rode his Bianchi Oltre XR4 to the second place on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 198,2 km ride from Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) to Tarragona (Spain), on Tuesday, August 22nd. Italian Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) claimed the sprint victory, while Belgian Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac) rounded out the podium.
 


It was one of the few chances for sprinters at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana. The Team LottoNL-Jumbo Spaniard made his best to come back from the middle of the bunch in the last kilometre and move to the front after a series of insidious bends in a chaotic finale. Lobato kicked out early on his Oltre XR4, Bianchi’s ultimate aero road race machine, to earn a prestigious podium spot in one of the World’s biggest three-week race, overcome by Trentin right in the very last metres. For the 28-year-old Spaniard, fresh stage winner at Tour de l’Ain, it was the third top-3 finish of his season.
 
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Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with 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, it’s designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.
  • Infinito CV: the ideal bike for the Classics, it provides remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reduces muscular fatigue.