Internazionali: Tempier wins again in Nals and strengthens lead
14 april 2019
The Frenchman rides Methanol CV RS to top Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race on Sunday April 14th, with teammate Colledani fifth
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Stephane Tempier claimed his second win in a row at Internazionali d'Italia Series, riding Methanol CV RS to top the round 2, Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race, held in Nals (Italy) on Sunday, April 14th. Leader jersey's owner after the victory in Andora's opener, the Frenchman launched his his attack in the third lap of the Italian Hors Category race, and closed his effort in 1:20:52, with a 18-second advantage on fellow countryman Jordan Sarrou and 32 seconds on Luca Braidot and Gerhard Kerschbaumer. Team Bianchi Countervail's Nadir Colledani finished fifth, 1:11 behind Tempier.
"The early race was intense and demanding, but I really felt I could pick up the pace to outdistance my main rivals, starting from the race favorite, Kerschbaumer. I was then able to manage my advantage in the final laps. We're happy with both the success and the Internazionali d'Italia Series' lead. Together with Nadir Colledani we're doing a good job: there’s good mood in the team and we aim for stretch this positive momentum" Tempier commented.
Tempier went up to 70 points in Internazionali d’Italia Series’ GC, ahead of Kerschbaumer (49).
THE TEAM'S BIKES
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