While in Livigno the training camp of the team is going on, on Sunday 22nd of July 7 #OrangeBlue riders will be at the start of the Tour of Qinghai Lake. 5 of them are Japanese, with the goal to reach good placements both for the team and for the Japan in order to collect UCI points for the Japan looking forward to World Championships. To improve the 2 victories of 2017 edition also Juan Josè Lobato will be back in race after the injury.
The format of the final event which will decide who will be crowned Hammer Series 2018 champions has been revealed – two back-to-back races taking place against the spectacular setting of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. THE NIPPO Vini Fantini team will be the only Italian team in race and it is at the moment the best Professional Team Worldwide in the general ranking.
From 9 to 31 of July the #OrangeBlue riders will be training in Livigno, at over 2.200 meters in Passo del Foscagno. The Hotel Interalpen is the highest structure in Livigno, the perfect place for training in altitude. As usual together with the team numerous enthusiasts and cycle-amateurs will be following the team.
The athletes of NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini in the battle for the National Championship have been very active until the end. In the strong action composed at first by 8 then by 16 riders Ivan Santaromita and later Marco Canola are able to be in. The race exploded just before the last ascent and the 2013 Italian Champion arrived very close to the podium, just behind Elia Viviani and the Bahrain duo. 6th place for Marco Canola.