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Tempier claims a Hors Categorie success in Haiming
07 april 2019
Team Bianchi Countervail's Frenchman took his second seasonal joy by preceding fellow countryman Marotte in a two-man sprint at Ötztaler Forest Cross
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Stephane Tempier left his mark on the Ötztaler Forest Cross, HC race and Mountainbike Liga Austria's round, preceding fellow countryman Maxime Marotte in Haiming (Austria) on Sunday, April 7th. The Team Bianchi Countervail rider completed the race in 1:28:22, just inches ahead of Marottel, with a 50-second gap on Florian Vogel, third placed. Tempier's temmate Nadir Colledani finished twelfth.
Equipped with Methanol 29 FS, Tempier attacked in the third lap, followed by Marotte, then managing to come back on his rival after a slip with two laps to go "I started well, and had good feelings right away- I attacked on the most demanding climb and only Marotte managed to keep my pace. After the slip, I was able to come back on Marotte and tried to outdistance him. Then I chose to take the descent ahead of Maxime, eventually holding the first position until the line" the Ötztaler Forest Cross' winner commented.
"Tempier managed to clinch an important success success in a high-level race, ahead of a bunch of strong rivals. Nadir also delivered a good performance, in spite of a mechanical problem" Team Bianchi Countervail's Manager Massimo Ghirotto commented.
Next Sunday, April 14th, Tempier and Colledani are expected by another Hors Categorie contest at the Marlene Südtirol Sunshine in Nalles (Italy), where the Frenchman will try to hold and strengthen Internazionali d'Italia Series' leadership.
The Team Bianchi Countervail is equipped with the following models: 
•    Methanol CV RS, engineered to be the best XCO and XCM racing machine, without compromises, and enhanced with the innovative and exclusive Bianchi CV System powered by Countervail to eliminate vibrations
•    Methanol 29 FS, full-suspension model with a racing geometry
•    Zolder Pro disc, latest evolution of the carbon platform designed by Bianchi for cyclocross, combining lightweight and resistance to obtain the best performance