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Teocchi 11th in Vallnord's MTB World Cup round
15 july 2018
Colledani finished 21st, Tempier 28th and Fontana 38th in the Men's Elite race
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Chiara Teocchi placed eleventh in the UCI MTB World Cup round 5 Women's Under 23 race in Vallnord (Andorra) on Sunday, July 15th. After the unlucky race in Val di Sole, Team Bianchi Countervail's 21-year-old Italian rode her Methanol CV a few seconds away from the Top-10, with a 6:05 gap from the winner, Sina Frei.
The result scored in Andorra gives Teocchi a boost of confidence.  "I'm reasonably satisfied with my result. It's a pity I lost a top 10 placement for a fistful of seconds, but at the same time I'm really happy I could to race and ride pretty fast here. It wasn't an easy week for me, I suffered the pains caused by last Sunday's crash, but I managed to focus on the race and to deliever a good performance. Now I look forward to the Italian Championships in Pila, where I'll race in the Women's Elite Series: I'll try to look for further energies to pursue this new goal".
Team Bianchi Countervail's athletes didn't manage to fight for the top positions in Men's Elite race. Nadir Colledani got to the finish line with a 5:24 gap from the winner, placing 21st. Stephane Tempier was 28th (+6:00), Marco Aurelio Fontana 38th (+7:35).
Fontana had done better in the Short Track race on July 13th, closing twelfth with a 18-second gap from the leader Henrique Avancini.
Bianchi supplies the team with two high end carbon models with racing geometry: the revolutionary Methanol CV and Methanol 29.1 FS (full suspension). The Junior Team is equipped with Methanol 29 SX model.