A good success for the #OragenBlue rider the day before of the important Japanese competition. The NIPPO Vini Fantini leader win the inaugural Criterium with a long sprint to anticipate the group. A good success after the 5 seasonal individual victories of the rider and the 11 success of the team.
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A new special edition team jersey, the only one of the 2017, has been presented by the NIPPO Vini Fantini team on the stage during the team presentation at the Japan Cup. Blu Navy the main color, with #Orange Fluo inserts to confirm the image of the team: #OrangeBlue. On the jersey 2 new Japanese partners to celebrate all together the Japan Cup, the most important race of Japan (1.HC). Two new brands have been added to the main partner NIPPO and all the Japanese partners of the team already on the jersey such as Eneos, IRC Tire, Aisan, Japan Pro Cycling.
Japan Cup is coming soon, but yet many good news for the NIPPO Vini fantini team. Already official for 2018 season the young talents Danilo and Imerio Cima and the young Japanese rider Hiroki Nishimura, it’s now time for Sho Hatsuyama. Born in 1988, coming from team Bridgestone, Japanese National Champion i 2016, best climber of the Tour of Japan 2017, from 2018 will be an #OrangeBlue rider.
Motivation and ambitions are high in the #OrangeBlue team looking forward to Japan Cup, the race that will close 2017 calendar together with the Tour of Guangxi. Damiano Cunego the captain, Marco Canola the winning leader, Hideto Nakane the Japanese climber, Ivan Santaromita the experienced climber, Alan Marangoni the “racing director” that will help his teammates in race. A good line-up ready to race in front of a wonderful Japanese public that as usual will give a very strong support to the riders.