NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: A FIVE YEARS MASSIVE SPRINT.
1825 days of #OrangeBlue team, with race days in 4 continents and 26 countries.
47 victories and a success per stage at the Giro d’Italia. A Fair Play reward and 0 case of doping thanks to a strong Code of Ethics.
From the most important Italian race to the far away Japan, 835 racing days lived professionally with a concrete opening to the fans, the TV camera and the whole world to tell the story of the most beautiful sport of the world.
Here we are to re-experience 5 sportive seasons, full of important results and endless emotions.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE BIG FINAL AT THE JAPAN CUP.
The last race of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team history will be in Japan, in the most important race of the country. Saturday 19th the Criterium, Sunday 20th the official race. Currently the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team is the only one of the Professional category winning this race, with Marco Canola in 2017.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: READY FOR TOUR OF TAIHU LAKE.
While 7 riders are already involved in the autumn Italian race calendar, 6 #OrangeBlue are ready to face the Tour of Taihu Lake. The sprinters Imerio Cima, Damiano Cima and Hayato Yoshida will be supported by Hiroki Nishimura, Masakazu Ito and the Japanese trainee Keigo Kusaba.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 3 TOP ITALIAN RACES TO CLOSE THE ITALIAN CALENDAR OF THE TEAM.
Tre Valli Varesine, Milano-Torino e Gran Piemonte. These 3 top Italian races will close the Italian calendar of the team that will race also in Tour of Taihu Lake (China) and the Japan Cup (Japan) in these end of the season.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIRO DELL’EMILIA AND GP BEGHELLI, THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP.
An intense last month of races awaits the #OrangeBlue athletes who will be engaged in 5 races on the Italian calendar, in China at Tour of Taihu Lake and finally in Japan at the Japan Cup. This weekend the Giro dell’Emilia and GP Beghelli will open the Italian race calendar.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: MEMORIAL PANTANI AND TROFEO MATTEOTTI IN THE WEEK-END OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ TEAM.
Week-end with a double Italian race for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team. On Saturday the Memorial Pantani, on Sunday the Trofeo Matteotti, home race for the Vini Fantini sponsor and always very important for the team.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: READY FOR GIRO DELLA TOSCANA AND COPPA SABATINI.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team after the podium reached in Coppa Bernocchi is ready to go further with the Italian calendar. Giro della Toscana that will be the climber territory, Coppa Sabatini with the spaniard Juan Josè Lobato looking for another success after the victory of 2018 edition.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THIRD PLACE OF IMERIO CIMA IN COPPA BERNOCCHI.
The Coppa Bernocchi ends in a sprint, with the young Italian sprinter Imerio Cima good at reaching the third position on the podium. Top10 also for Giovanni Lonardi, with Marco Canola protagonist of an action that animated the final race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: WEEK-END OF ITALIAN RACES WITH THE COPPA AGOSTONI AND COPPA BERNOCCHI.
The Italian-Japanese team is back to races in Italy. The Coppa Agostoni and the Coppa Bernocchi will start an intense period of Italian races. The line-up of the team will involve riders from 4 different countries.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GENERAL RANKING AND 2 JERSEY WON IN TOUR DE HOKKAIDO.
Filippo Zaccanti wins the general classification of the Tour de Hokkaido maintaining the leadership from the first stage, Juan Josè Lobato wins the point jersey with 3 important placements, Joan Bou is the king of the mountains winning the KOM jersey.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FILIPPO ZACCANTI WINS THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TOUR DE HOKKAIDO.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè won the first stage of the Tour de Hokkaido with Filippo Zaccanti. As in the last 4 editions of the race, the #OrangeBlue team is among the main team in the race for results. This is the second success of Filippo Zaccanti in this season and the victory number six for the team.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE TEAM READY TO RIDE IN BRUSSELS E FOURMIES.
While the Tour de Hokkaido in on going in Japan, the #OrangeBlue are ready for the two important September events in Belgium and France. Same line-up for the double transfer with 5 Italians and 2 Colombian riders at the start.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE TOUR DE HOKKAIDO WILL OPEN A FULL MONTH OF RACES.
Japan, Belgium, France and Italy, the team will be in race in 4 countries in the month of September taking part to 9 competitions. To open the competitions will be the Tour de Hokkaido in Japan. To the start for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè the Japanese rider Sho Hatsuyama and Masakazu Ito, the Spanish Juan Josè Lobato and Joan Bou and the Italian Filippo Zaccanti.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 7 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS AT TOUR DU LIMOUSIN.
Appointment on the French roads for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team. From 21 to 24 August 7 #OrangeBlue riders will be ride at the Tour du Limousin, chasing success after the excellent results achieved on the tour last season.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: MARCO CANOLA, WHAT A VICTORY IN SALT LAKE CITY.
Great success of Marco Canola in the Tour of Utah, on the Salt Lake City finish-line where he had triumphed in 2017, Marco Canola grants the encore. Same road, same arrival, but completely different dynamic of race. A great team effort allowed the Italian rider to get back on the breakaway and win the narrow sprint of the day. A good revenge after the fall of the first day that could have affected the continuation of his Tour of Utah.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 3 INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS OPEN THE SECOND PART OF THE SEASON.
Tour of Utah (12-18 August), Vuelta a Burgos (13-17 August) and Czech Cycling Tour (15-18 August). 3 international appointments open the second part of the season for the #OrangeBlue team. 15 riders engaged in the hunt for successes to which they are added the Italian stagiaire Filippo Fiorelli, and the two Japanese stagiaire Masahiro Ishigami and Keigo Kusaba.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: BACK TO ITALIAN RACES IN ADRIATICA-IONICA.
6 #OrangeBlue riders will be at the start of the Italian competition composed by 5 stages. At the start a well balanced line-up with Marco Canola, Juan Josè Lobato and Giovanni Lonardi for the fast stages and Ivan Santaromita, Filippo Zaccanti and Joan Bou for the uphill finish-line.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: SECOND PLACE OF IMERIO CIMA IN TOUR OF QINGHAI LAKE SIXTH STAGE.
First podium in the Tour of Qinghai Lake for the young #OrangeBlue sprinter who takes the second place of the day in the sprint, in the sixth stage of the thirteen total of the Chinese race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 4 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS IN TOKYO 2020 TEST EVENT.
While in China the Tour of Qinghai Lake is on going, this Sunday in Japan on the 21st of July will take place the test event of Tokyo 2020. To the race many National Selections, but also teams such as the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè with Hideto Nakane, Sho Hatsuyama, Filippo Zaccanti and Joan Bou.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 6 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS SELECTED FOR THE TOUR OF QINGHAI LAKE.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team is ready to be back in race. Looking forward to the Italian race of July, the Adriatica Ionica, there are 6 #OrangeBlue riders ready to start their race in China. From 14th to 27 of July the #OrangeBlue riders will be racing the Tour of Qinghai Lake.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: WEEK-END OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. #ORANGEBLUE INVOLVED IN ITALY, JAPAN AND SPAIN.
Friday 28th of June the first competition with the Time Trial Italian Championship. On Sunday 30th of June the Road National Championship with the #OrangeBlue riders involved in 3 nations.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE TOUR OF SLOVENIA ON THE ROAD TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
6 #OrangeBlue riders are ready to ride from this Wednesday 19th of June the Tour of Slovenia. 5 stages with opportunities both for sprinters and climbers, in preparation of the Italian Championship of the upcoming week.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FILIPPO ZACCANTI WINS THE TOUR DE KOREA. #ORANGEBLUE ALSO AWARDED AS THE BEST TEAM.
Now it is official, Filippo Zaccanti has won the Tour de Korea, completing a great teamwork, crowned also by the award for Best Team of the Asian competition.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: SECOND PLACE IN TODAY STAGE OF TOUR DE KOREA FOR JUAN JOSÈ LOBATO.
Final part of the stage with a slightly uphill sprint, perfect ground for the Spanish rider who tries one of his shots to anticipate the group, but he has been caught in the last two meters by Laas Martin. Filippo Zaccanti keep the leader jersey of the race, tomorrow the last stage in Seoul.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FILIPPO ZACCANTI, SECOND IN TODAY STAGE, IS THE NEW GENERAL RANKING LEADER.
Good third stage of the Tour de Korea for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team. Filippo Zaccanti is second in today stage and he is the new general ranking leader. Two stage missing until the end of the race, in which the young Italian climber will try to preserve the leadership.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE IMPORTANCE OF FEEDING IN A LONG STAGE RACE. THE TEAM METHOD AT GIRO D’ITALIA.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team has chosen to take advantage of the collaboration of Dr. Erica Lombardi, a dietitian with experience in professional sports, to follow every detail of nutrition during the Giro d’Italia. Scientific method, attention to detail and constant monitoring, that’s how nutrition can make the difference during a Great Tour.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: KOREA AND GIPPINGEN, THE TEAM READY TO RACE BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA.
Two competitions this week awaits the #OrangeBlue riders. Thursday 13th of June the one day race in Switzerland where Canola was on the final podium in 2018, from Wednesday to Sunday the Asian race that will be the n.4 of the Asia Tour in the 2019 calendar. The team in 2016 won the general ranking of this competition with Grega Bole.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE NUMBERS OF THE TEAM TO THE GIRO D’ITALIA.
1,287 km of official breakaway, 4 top10 placement, a wonderful success, the first place of Damiano Cima in the breakaway ranking and the podium of Damiano Cima in the Ciclamino jersey special ranking. The numbers do not tell the whole story of the team in Giro d’Italia but they help to provide a first clear contest of what happened in the Pink Ride.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: HAMMER SERIES AND GP OF LUGANO THE UPCOMING RACES.
With an excellent Giro d’Italia closed, crowned by a great victory by Damiano Cima, the #OrangeBlue are now ready to face a double European race. From 7 to 9 June the Hammer Series, Sunday 9 June the Lugano GP.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: DAMIANO CIMA WINS THE BREAKAWAY REWARD. HE RODE 932KM IN FRONT OF THE GROUP, NONE AS HIM IN THE GIRO N.102.
Rewarded in the incredibile Arena of Verona. Damiano Cima raises the trophy as the rider with more km rode in front of the group. For him, in addition to the incredible victory of stage 18, he also reached the third place in the points classification.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: DOUBLE BREAKAWAY AND FINAL TOP10 AT GIRO D’ITALIA.
After the massive success of Damiano Cima in stage 18, Marco Canola and Ivan Santaromita reached the good breakaway of the 19th stage. At the end Marco Canola also tests a solitary action to anticipate the climbers and Chavez, taken back, he closes with a final 7th position.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: A WONDERFUL SUCCESS OF DAMIANO CIMA IN GIRO D’ITALIA.
172 km of breakaway, almost 1000 km rode in front of the group in the Giro to win a stage in Giro d’Italia. A victory achieved with grit, determination, but also a lot of lucidity in the final meters despite the fatigue. “A victory for the whole team, the DS and the teammates, a victory that we wanted strongly and achieved all together fighting every day together to achieve this result.”
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FILIPPO ZACCANTI IS THE KING OF THE MOUNTAINS OF THE TOUR OF JAPAN.
The young Italian climber Filippo Zaccanti is the King of the Mountains of the Tour of Japan. Good to reach important points for the special ranking in 4 of the 8 stages, even in the hardest stages, the one of the Mont Fuji.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE BALANCE OF THE FIRST WEEK OF GIRO D’ITALIA.
Damiano Cima the “king” of intermediate sprints, Sho Hatsuyama the rider with the most kms alone in front of the group, with about 1,000 km of breakaway collected by the #OrangeBlue riders in a week. 2 the top 10 reached with Canola and Lonardi. These are the numbers of the team in the first week of Giro d’Italia.
TOUR OF JAPAN: THIRD PLACE OF FILIPPO ZACCANTI, THAT IS ALSO LEADER OF THE GPM RANKING.
Team focused on two fronts with Giro d’Italia and Tour of Japan. In Japan Filippo Zaccanti is third of the stage and at the top of the GPM ranking. Behind him the group sprint set by Imerio Cima with a final 4th place.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: READY FOR THE TOUR OF JAPAN.
Giro d’Italia, but also Tour of Japan that will start in few days. A double important appointment for the Italian-Japanese. Hideto Nakane will be the leader for the General Ranking, while Imerio Cima and Hayato Yoshida will be the sprinters. The team will ride with the special edition jersey, the same of the Giro d’Italia.
144 KM OF SOLO BREAKAWAY IN THE THIRD STAGE OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA.
The Japanese rider of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team excites all the cycling fans with a heroic solo breakaway of over 144km in which it has achieved a maximum advantage of 7 minutes and 12 seconds on the group with an average speed of 38 km per hour.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: IL TEAM ALLA RICERCA DELLA MASCOTTE PER IL GIRO D’ITALIA.
Save the Children and the Nippo Fantini Faizané team together at the 102nd Giro d’Italia for the global campaign “Stop the War on Children”
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: A SPECIAL EDITION JERSEY FOR THE TEAM RIDING THE GIRO D’ITALIA & THE TOUR OF JAPAN, MADE BY SANTINI CYCLING WEAR.
A special jersey is ready to debut this Thursday evening at 9.30 on RaiSport, during the official team presentation of the Giro d’Italia 2019. A new special edition designed by Santini Cycling Wear for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team for the Giro d’Italia n.102 and the Tour of Japan. A white design, with #OrangeBlue inserts, perfectly matched with the De Rosa team edition bike.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIRO D’ITALIA OFFICIAL LINE-UP.
Giro d’Italia n.102, the Italian-Japanese line-up is back. Marco Canola the leader, Juan Josè Lobato the finisseur for the short climb sprint, Nicola Bagioli and Sho Hatsuyama the escape-man, Ivan Santaromita the climber, Giovanni Lonardi the young sprinter, Damiano Cima and Hiroki Nishimura team-worker. This is the #OrangeBlue line-up ready to ride Giro.
CRAI SPESA ONLINE E IL TEAM NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ LANCIANO IL CONCORSO “VINCI IN SELLA ALLA FORTUNA”.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIRO DELL’APPENNINO WILL BE THE LAST OFFICIAL RACE BEFORE THE GIRO D’ITALIA.
Last official races before the two most important competitions of the season for the team with the Giro d’Italia and The Tour of Japan. On Sunday 7 #OrangeBlue riders will be ready to start the Giro dell’Appennino.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: MORENO MOSER FORCED TO RETIRE AT TOUR OF THE ALPES.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: JUAN JOSÈ LOBATO CLOSE TO THE VICTORY, SECOND PLACE IN THE TOUR OF TURKEY.
Juan Josè Lobato is back on podium and very close to his first victory of the season with an action very similar to the one made in the Coppa Sabatini 2018. Today in a World Tour race, against top level competitors. In today top10 also the young Italian sprinter Giovanni Lonardi.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: READY TO RIDE THE TOUR OF THE ALPS.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè was ready for a double race. Last news is that the Tour of Croatia has been deleted so the team will be involved only in Tour of The Alps starting from Monday 22nd in Trentino.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: 7 #ORANGEBLUE READY FOR THE WORLD TOUR COMPETITION, THE PRESIDENTIAL TOUR OF TURKEY.
7 #OrangeBlue riders will take part to the prestigious World Tour competition in Turkey, with a line-up composed by sprinters and climbers to be competitive in all the 6 stages of the Tour of Turkey.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: DOUBLE PODIUM AND POINT JERSEY IN THE TOUR OF THAILAND.
In the last stage of the Tour of Thailand a second and third place for 2 #OrangeBlue riders, Giovanni Lonardi and Imerio Cima. Thanks to the very good placement reached during all the Tour, Giovanni Lonardi is the official point ranking leader of the Tour of Thailand.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: BROKEN COLLARBONE FOR FILIPPO ZACCANTI.
Another bad news coming from Sicily. Today Filippo Zaccanti falls down in the very first begin of the stage. Broken collarbone for him during the third stage of the Giro di Sicilia. For him second seasonal injury after the broken hand in the Trofeo Laigueglia.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: JOAN BOU INJURED IN THE “GIRO DI SICILIA”.
Second stage of the Giro di Sicilia particularly unlucky for the #OrangeBlue riders, with 3 crashes that affected the performance of Alejandro Osorio, Damiano Cima, but especially of the Spanish Joan Bou forced to retire due to a bad calf injury caused by the fall against the road guard rail. For him at least 3 weeks of absolute rest are expected before the resumption of sporting activity.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: PODIUM OF GIOVANNI LONARDI, THAT MAINTAINS THE LEADERSHIP OF THE TOUR OF THAILAND.
Giovanni Lonardi is again on podium, the n.6 of the season and maintains in this way the leader jersey of the Tour of Thailand.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIOVANNI LONARDI WINS AGAIN.
Second success of Giovanni Lonardi among pros. He begins the Tour of Thailand in the same way he closed the Tour de Taiwan, winning the stage. The #OrangeBlue riders was able to reach the best result thanks to a big work of all his teammates.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIRO DI SICILIA LA PROSSIMA GARA A TAPPE ITALIANA.
Thanks to RCS Sport and the Region of Sicily the big cycling is back the wonderful Italian region. 4 stages in which the 7 #OrangeBlue riders will try to leave the sign. 4 climbers, the Japanese Hideto Nakane, the Colombian riders Alejandro Osorio, the Italian Filippo Zaccanti and the Spanish rider Joan Bou. 3 riders for the mixed stages such as Moreno Moser, Damiano Cima and Sho Hatsuyama.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE TOUR OF THAILAND IS THE NEXT ASIAN RACE.
While in Italy the team is riding the Coppi & Bartali, 6 #OrangeBlue riders are preparing the next Asian race. From 1st to 6th of April the team will be in race in the Tour of Thailand.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: BIG MOTIVATION FOR THE “COPPI & BARTALI” RACE.
Seven riders for 5 days of race. Marco Canola and Nicola Bagioli the leaders in the mixed stages, Damiano Cima the fast wheel, Alejandro Osorio at his European first race with the team, Filippo Zaccanti and Ivan Santaromita returning from injuries and Joan Bou ready to support his teammates.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: THE FIRST VICTORY OF GIOVANNI LONARDI AMONG PROs.
Giovanni Lonardi wins the fifth and last stage of the Tour de Taiwan, on the podium event the Japanese teammates Hayato Yoshida. 6 races among PROs, 5 podiums, one victory, this is the score of the young Italian sprinter that gives to the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team the first seasonal success. On the final stage podium also Hayato Yoshida with a very good third place. The #OrangeBlue have been awarded also as the Best team in the competition.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIOVANNI LONARDI IS THE NEW LEADER OF GENERAL RANKING.
Third place in the third stage of the Tour de Taiwan and jersey of leader of the general classification achieved for the young sprinter #OrangeBlue in his first year among the professionals. Giovanni Lonardi, at his fifth podium of the season, will race the next races with the aim of achieving victory and honoring the yellow jersey.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: GIOVANNI LONARDI AGAIN ON PODIUM.
Second place in the sprint, in the second stage of the Tour de Taiwan for the young Italian sprinter who in the first year among the PRO continues to amaze and get closer to his first victory. Fourth podium of the season for him.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: PODIUM OF NICOLA BAGIOLI IN RONDE VAN DRENTHE, WITH TOP10 ALSO FOR MARCO CANOLA. IN TAIWAN 8TH PLACE FOR GIOVANNI LONARDI.
Sunday of great sport for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team that collected 2 top10 and one podium. Very good podium reached by Nicola Bagioli, final 3rd in Ronde Van Drenthe where also Marco Canola reached the top10 with a final 9th place. Today in the first stage of the Tour de Taiwan final 8th place of Giovanni Lonardi.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FROM SUNDAY THE TOUR DE TAIWAN AND TWO BIG RACES IN THE NORTH OF EUROPE.On Sunday #OrangeBlue riders will be back on saddle with the double European and Asian race. From 17 to 21 March the Tour de Taiwan with the "Asian debut" with the #OrangeBlue jersey for Moreno Moser. Sunday the team will race in The Netherlands for the Ronde Va Drenthe, on Wednesday 20 in Belgium for the Nokere Koerse.
On Sunday #OrangeBlue riders will be back on saddle with the double European and Asian race. From 17 to 21 March the Tour de Taiwan with the “Asian debut” with the #OrangeBlue jersey for Moreno Moser. Sunday the team will race in The Netherlands for the Ronde Va Drenthe, on Wednesday 20 in Belgium for the Nokere Koerse.