Biotex on the side of Pro Team
This year we are approaching the beginning of the competitive season and Biotex has been chosen as a technical partner for several professional cycling teams.
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC
Il team italiano, che l'anno scorso è stato pesantemente penalizzato dall'esclusione al Giro d'Italia, per il 2017 rilancia le sue aspettativa con un team giovanissimo infarcito di atleti di grande talento e dal futuro certo come gli italiani Davide Ballerini, Fausto Masnada, Raffaello Bonusi, Andrea Vendrame e i forti scalatori sudamericani Rodolfo Torres e Egan Bernal. Inoltre presente in squadra c'è il sempre affidabile Francesco Gavazzi, vincitore dell'ultimo Memorial Marco Pantani, e Mattia Cattaneo che punta a rilanciare le sue ambizione un po' perse nell'esperienza alla Lampre. D'altronde uno che combatteva con Fabio Aru a livello giovanile, spesso standogli davanti, non può aver perso tutto il suo talento.
A completare la rosa troviamo Ivan Ramiro Sosa, Marco Benfatto, Marco Frapporti, Luca Pacioni e Alessio Taliani. Rispetto al 2016 mancano Francesco Chicchi e Franco Pellizotti, i veterani del gruppo che potrebbero rimanere appiedati a causa della nuova politica di Gianni Savio rivolta ai giovani. In attesa della tanto sperata wild card per il Giro 2017, speriamo che questa squadra possa far meglio dell'anno scorso, soprattutto in Italia dove le vittorie sono un po' mancate.
The team of Gianni Savio announced three new signings: Matteo Malucelli, who four times this year win ( three in the Tour of Morocco, one in the Tour of Slovakia) and coming from Unieuro Willier; the sprinter Andrea Palini (winner of your stage at the Tropical Amissa Bongo and one at the Tour de Langkawi) coming from the Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team); Matteo Spreafico, in the last year in the ranks of the Ukrainian Kolss BDC formation.
The Italian team, which last year was heavily penalized by the exclusion to the Giro d'Italia, for 2017 re-launches its expectations with a very young team full of talented athletes with a certain future like the Italians Davide Ballerini, Fausto Masnada, Raffaello Bonusi, Andrea Vendrame and the strong South American climbers Rodolfo Torres and Egan Bernal. Also present in the team is the always reliable Francesco Gavazzi, winner of the last Memorial Marco Pantani, and Mattia Cattaneo who aims to revive his ambition a bit 'lost in the Lampre experience. On the other hand, one who fought with Fabio Aru at a youth level, often standing before him, can not have lost all his talent.
To complete the roster we find Ivan Ramiro Sosa, Marco Benfatto, Marco Frapporti, Luca Pacioni and Alessio Taliani. Waiting for the much hoped wild card for the Giro 2017, we hope that this team can do better than last year, especially in Italy where the victories are a bit 'missed.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI
14th of January 2018, Teatro Marrucino - Chieti.
A big presentation, of a team, of a project with ethics and values. This was the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini big presentation in Chieti on Saturday 13th of January.
Many Sports Guest, Authorities, international sponsor coming from Japan and representing one of the two souls of the first & only Italian-Japanese Professional team. The other big soul is Italian, with a special hearth of Abruzzo, represented on the stage by Valentino Sciotti and Gabriele Marchesani, CEO of the two big title sponsors, Vini Fantini and Europa Ovini. The Abruzzo’s fans gave a big welcome to al the Japanese guest, especially to Mr Hiromi Iwata, the CEO of NIPPO Corporation, arrived from Tokyo together with other important sponsors as Aisan and IRC.
THE TEAM PRESENTATION.
On the stage the topic moments are dedicate dot the two leaders of the team, Damiano Cunego and Marco Canola. Today presentation has been the last one of the career of Damiano Cunego, with also a celebrating video surprise that created a very emotional moment. These the words of Damiano Cunego: “An incredible emotion, today I collected many successes in my career today to watch again the most important have been wonderful, together with my “big #OrangeBlue family” composed by friends, sponsors and fans. Now is time for the last very important months, I hope I can do other good things.”
Marco Canola, the confirmed leader comes from his best season ever. Many successes reached in 2017, ambitious goals for the 2018, here his words: “Yes I come from a 2017 that represents by best season ever as a Professional rider, but we are yet working hard for a great 2018. In my opinion if we work hard and together we could also improve our results as a team, because in my opinion this is the best roster we ever had as NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team.”
With them all the confirmed Italian & Japanese riders and the 9 new athletes, many of them very young and Neo-Pro, that discovered how many fans has the team today.
TEAM UNIEURO TREVIGIANI HEMUS 1896
WITH TRE VALLI VARESINE YESTERDAY TEAM UNIEURO TREVIGIANI HEMUS 1896 CLOSED 2017 SEASON.
The team led by Mirko Rossato from January to October took part in 59 races in 18 different nations for a total of 118 days of racing.
The promising riders with blu-orange jersey took part in 20 professional races of category 1.1, 1.HC, 2.1 and 39 Under 23 races, winning 17 times thanks to 6 different athletes.
Bulgarian Stanimir Cholakov won the first stage and the general classification of International Tour Alexander the Great and GP Levski Sofia, the second stage and Tour de Kosovo GC. Fellow countryman Yordan Andreev won Kicevo Trophy and Bulgaria North Tour third stage; Nicolas Tivani, as well as having graduated road and TT Argentine National Champion, took the second stage of the Bulgaria North Tour and recently has cut with arms raised Ruota d’Oro finish line. First year Portuguese Joao Almeida won Tour de Mersin third stage, the second one of Terre di Toscana and the fourth of Tour of Ukraine. Zahiri Abderrahim won the Moroccan National Championship on the road and the Piedmontese Mattia Viel won Tour de Mersin fourth stage in Turkey.
In addition to these achievements, the team from Treviso celebrated 40 podiums and 106 places in the top 10 thanks to 11 athletes.
These numbers can only make President Ettore Renato Barzi’s budget more than positive: «In the name of the whole UC Trevigiani, I must say that the season just ended leaves us with the smile on our lips. We have achieved the goal of growing an average age group of just 21 years old with a high level calendar. Our promising riders spent 44 days comparing themselves with top-ranked champions and have had 74 days to show off their qualities among Under 23. I thank all the team staff that as always has worked with commitment and professionalism. Now we all deserve a bit of vacation, before we roll the sleeves ahead of next season. As always, year after year, we want to raise the pitch of ambitions».
And that's not all!
Biotex does not stop at professionalism but is also present in the MTB with the Torpado Team and in the very young Fixed sector with the Ravens Fixed team.
Where there is cycling there is Biotex.
As the past year Biotex continues to be at the side of athletes who not only practice cycling, but also parachuting, skicross and triathlon proving to go beyond the excellence that represents in the bicycle world.