Another podium for the #OrangeBlue Marco Canola at the end of the third stage of the Tour of Japan 2018. After the 2nd place in the inaugural chrono-prologue and after the 3rd place achieved in the second stage in Kyoto, the leader of the Italian-Japanese team achieved the second position in the Inabe stage at the end of the decisive sprint, keeping the second position in the general ranking. In the Top 10 of the day the Japanese Hideto Nakane, who reaches the 9th place in today’s race and that arrives in the Top 10 of the general ranking.
While in Asia Tour of Japan is on going, 5 #OrangeBlue riders are flying to Norway, for a double race in the team calendar. Tour des Fjords (2.HC) is the first one, followed by the first race of the year of the brand new format created by Velon and Infront, the Hammer Series.
After the 2nd place in the time-trial prologue, another podium today with the 3rd place in the first stage for Marco Canola that declared “I feel good, we will battle for the victory in the upcoming stages.” In today top10 also Simone Ponzi.
Marco Canola close to the victory. The #OrangeBlue leader achieved the second place in the inaugural stage of the Tour of Japan 2018. In the individual prologue that marks the beginning of the Japanese race, the team leader #OrangeBlue, winner last year of 3 stages at TOJ, ends in second position just one second away from the winner of the day. In good physical condition, the captain of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team will try to become a protagonist also in this edition, aiming for success in the Kyoto second stage, scheduled for tomorrow.