NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: IN THE TOUR DU LIMOUSIN MARCO CANOLA REACH THE SECOND PLACE IN TODAY STAGE. IT IS THE 6TH PODIUM OF THE SEASON OF THE #ORANGEBLUE LEADER.
After the 4th place of Nicola Bagioli in the first part of the Tour du Limousin, arrives in the second stage the second place of the athlete from Vicenza, who once again comes close to success. In the general classification he is now only one second from the French national champion Anthony Roux.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 4TH PLACE OF NICOLA BAGIOLI IN THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TOUR DU LIMOUSIN.
Quarto posto di Nicola Bagioli nella quarta tappa del Tour du Limousin. 172 i km di gara percorsi, con la fuga di giornata ripresa a meno di 10km dal traguardo finale. Per il giovane italiano si tratta della sesta top10 stagionale, oltre ai due podi e alla maglia di miglior scalatore della Tirreno-Adriatico.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 7 #ORANGEBLUE AT TOUR DU LIMOUSINE.
Start on Wednesday 15 of August the historic French Tour du Limousin, which will involve 7 #OrangeBlue riders motivated to achieve important results. Marco Canola and Juan Josè Lobato the key men of the team, supported by Nicola Bagioli, Marco Tizza and Marino Kobayashi. For the climbs and ready to help the team Filippo Zaccanti and Miguel Angel Reyes.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: PODIUM #ORANGEBLUE IN THE FOURTH STAGE OF THE VUELTA A BURGOS. SECOND PLACE FOR MARCO TIZZA AND THIRD PLACE FOR NICOLA BAGIOLI.
Marco Tizza one step away from the victory in the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Burgos 2018. After the fourth place in the inaugural stage, today reaches the second position. Behind him Nicola Bagioli, who closed the race in third position going to complete a podium marked by NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. Once again, the #OranegBlue team became the protagonist thanks to the excellent teamwork that allowed the two riders to be in the best possible position for the final sprint. Tomorrow last fraction of the Spanish race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: MARCO CANOLA AND JUAN JOSÈ LOBATO AT THE EUROPEAN CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THEIR NATIONAL TEAMS.
2 #OrangeBlue riders in Glasgow for the road race 2018 European Cycling Championships, scheduled for Sunday 12 August. Marco Canola, already selected last year for the World Championships in Bergen, will wear again the Italian jersey. Juan Josè Lobato, protagonist of the victories obtained by the team at the Tour of Qinghai Lake, at the start with the Spanish selection.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 4TH PLACE FOR MARCO TIZZA AT VUELTA A BURGOS.
Marco Tizza closed to the podium in the inaugural stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. 4th place of the day for the #OrangeBlue rider at the end of a stage decided by the usual final climb on the castle of the city of Burgos. Top 10 also for the team leader Marco Canola who reaches the eighth position of the day. Good feelings from the riders of the team who will try to be still protagonists in the next stages.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 7 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS FOR THE VUELTA A BURGOS.
While 6 #OrangeBlue riders are in America for the Tour of Utah, a team of 7 riders, led by the sports director Valerio Tebaldi, is preparing for the Vuelta a Burgos, the prestigious stage race of the 2.HC category that precedes the Vuelta of Spain. At the start the leader Marco Canola, together with Nicola Bagioli and Marco Tizza and the young climber Filippo Zaccanti. Marino Kobayashi, for the dangerous actions of the day, and Joan Bou, who returns to ride on his streets, complete the roster the stagiaire Miguel Angel Reyes.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: AMERICAN APPOINTMENT FOR THE #ORANGEBLUE TEAM.
American appointment for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, engaged from 6 to 12 August in the Tour of Utah, 2.HC category race that saw us protagonists with a victory and important placements last season. 6 the #OrangeBlue riders at the start, led by sports director Mario Manzoni. Reference point in mountain stages is Ivan Santaromita, accompanied by Imerio and Damiano Cima and the experience of Alan Marangoni. Simone Ponzi will be the director of the team, looking for results in mixed stages. Sho Hatsuyama the rider on the attack ready to insert in dangerous actions.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: MIGUEL ANGEL REYES IS THE FIRST TRAINEE OF THIS SEASON. AFTER SOME TEST IN LIVIGNO, READY TO RACE IN VUELTA A BURGOS.
The Colombian climber born in 1992 have been doing some athletic test in Livigno with the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team and will be a trainee in the 2018 season. His debut with the #OrangeBlue jersey will take place in Spain in Vuelta Burgos.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU WINS AGAIN. GREEN JERSEY AND THIRD VICTORY.
Third success for Eduard Grosu at the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The third stage victory and the sixth success of the season are also worth the green jersey now on the shoulders of the #OrangeBlue sprinter.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU WINS AGAIN IN TOUR OF QINGHAI LAKE.
Second success of the Rumanian National Champion in the Chinese competition of 2.HC category. The #OrangeBlue sprinter reach the best results also thanks to the perfect job made by his teammates. The green jersey is now very close, just one point of difference.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU GOES CLOSE TO THE SECOND SUCCESS.
“My goal for net stages is to win again and become the leader of the green jersey”. With a good condition the #OrangeBlue sprinter goes close to the second success in China, closing with a second place the today stage and reaching also the second position of the special point jersey ranking.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: GIOVANNI LONARDI IS THE FIRST NEW RIDER FOR THE 2019 SEASON. SIGNED A 2 YEARS CONTRACT.
His favorite rider is Tom Bonen, his race-dream the Paris-Roubaix, the young Italian talent will pass as a new PRO with the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. The sprinter born in 1996 already won 12 races in 2 years among Under23, among them one stage of the Giro d’Italia Under23 in 2018.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: SEASONAL POKER OF EDUARD GROSU. HE IS THE WINNER OF THE THIRD STAGE OF TOUR OF QINGHAI LAKE AND LEADER OF THE GENERAL RANKING.
The #OrangeBlue sprinter, with his brand new jersey of Rumanian National Champion, won the third stage of Qinghai Lake, reaching also the leadership of the General Ranking. In a competitive stage with 25 km of climb to make selection the good work of the teammates has been crucial to reach the victory and the top of the ranking.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ON SUNDAY THE OFFICIAL START OF THE TOUR OF QINGHAI LAKE. ONE OF THE GOALS TO GET UCI POINTS FOR JAPAN.
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.
HAMMER HONG KONG: NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI WILL BE THE ONLY ITALIAN TEAM IN THE FINAL RACE OF HAMMER SERIES.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: FROM 9 TO 31 OF JULY THE TRAINING CAMP IN LIVIGNO AT HOTEL INTERALPEN.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, 4TH PALCE OF IVAN SANTAROMITA, 6TH PLACE OF MARCO CANOLA.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 10 RIDERS FOR THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, THE FINAL RACE OF DAMIANO CUNEGO.
10 riders, 1 Champion closing his career, many young talents and a new leader looking for the victory, this is the #OrangeBlue line-up in the final race of Damiano Cunego. He will ride is final race this Saturday 30th of June in the occasion of the Italian Championship and he will close his career with 49 victories, among them 1 Giro d’Italia, 3 Il Lombardia, 1 Amstel Gold Race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU WINS THE ROMANIAN ROAD RACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Eduard Grosu hits the personal double in the Romanian National Championship. After confirming champion in the race against the time for the second year in a row, the #OrangeBlue sprinter also won the Road Race, confirming himself as a excellent rider in fast arrivals. For Eduard Grosu it is the third success of the season after the National Time Trial race and the stage victory at the Tour of Croatia. Saturday 30 June will be the moment of the expected Italian National championship.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU CONFIRMS AS A NATIONAL TIME TRIAL CHAMPION.
If winning is always challenging, repeating is even more difficult. Eduard Grosu hits the Romanian National time trial title for the second year in a row and for the third time in his career. Sunday the Road Championships in Japan and Romania where the #OrangeBlue sprinter will try to repeat the success of 2014. On Saturday 30th July will be time of the Italian championships.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 7 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ADRIATICA IONICA RACE.
First edition of the new Italian race designed and conceived by Moreno Argentin. 7 #OrangeBlue riders at the start to best honor the debut of this stage race. Damiano Cunego, at his penultimate race of the career will be the leader together with Ivan Santaromita. Filippo Zaccanti the young climber, Marco Canola for sprint arrivals, together with Nicola Bagioli and Marco Tizza. Damiano Cima the teamworker.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ANOTHER BREAKAWAY OF FILIPPO ZACCANTI THAT MAINTAINS THE KOM LEADERSHIP OF TOUR DE SUISSE.
Another big effort for Filippo Zaccanti, that collects others 173 km of breakaway. Second place for him on 4 GPM today, that means the confirm of the blue jersey and the leadership of the special KOM ranking of the Tour de Suisse.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: READY FOR THE TOUR OF SLOVENIA.
7 #OrangeBlue riders ready to start the Tour de Slovenie. In 2017 edition the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini has been the “Best team”, in 2018 the #OrangeBlue riders are ready to battle for a stage victory, with the leader Marco Canola.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: FILIPPO ZACCANTI IS THE NEW BLUE JERSEY OF THE TOUR DE SUISSE.
The young Italian climber of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team at his first year among the PROs and at his first World Competition of the career is now the KOM leader of the Tour de Suisse.
DAMIANO CUNEGO: A SPECIAL EDITION OF VINI FANTINI TO CELEBRATE HIS CAREER.
With the occasion of the last World Tour race of Damiano Cunego many celebrations have been organized for Damiano Cunego. A special one is coming from Vini Fantini, with a special edition bottle, not for sale, only to celebrate his great career. These the words of Valentino Sciotti: “A due dedication. We will not commercialize this product because for us it is a real and great recognition to the man and the athlete”. In Tour de Suisse Damiano Cunego and all his teammates will also wear a special edition jersey made by Santini to celebrate the last World Tour race of the Italian Champion.
TOUR DE SUISSE: THE LAST BIG TOUR OF DAMIANO CUNEGO.
From 9th to 17th of June will take place the Tour de Suisse, the last Big Tour of Damiano Cunego and one of the most important moments of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini season. Together with Cunego to the start-line the Italian climber Ivan Santaromita, the Rumanian Sprinter Eduard Grosu, the Japanese climber Sho Hatsuyama together with a team ready to animate the race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 3rd PLACE OF MARCO CANOLA IN GP DU CANTON D’ARGOVIE.
Victory of Kristoff in the final sprint started by the #OrangeBlue captain Marco Canola, first at 200 meters from the finish line and surpassed by the sprinter and Norwegian champion Kristoff and Francesco Gavazzi. 5th seasonal podium for the Italian rider, once again a very close to the success.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: READY TO RIDE THE GP CANTON D’ARGOVIE.
The 55th edition of the GP du Canton d’Argovie, historical Switzerland competition of 1.HC category, will take place next Thursday 7 of June. 7 #OrangeBlue riders, Marco Canola the leader, Ivan Santaromita and Sho Hatsuyama ready to attack, Eduard Grosu the sprinter, with Alan Marangoni, Filippo Zaccanti and Masakazu Ito ready to support the team.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ON SUNDAY THE GP OF LUGANO.
While Tour de Korea is on going and Hammer Limburg is starting today, 5 #orangeBlue riders are preparing the GP of Lugano, the race that on Sunday will complete a full week-end of sport and competitions for the team. To the start the leader will be Marco Canola, together with the Italian climber Ivan Santaromita. Simone Ponzi, Sho Hatsuyama and Masakazu ito to complete the team.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ONE WEEK LATER THE HAMMER STAVANGER, IS YET TIME TO RACE THE HAMMER LIMBURG.
Just finished the Hammer Series of Stavanger in Norway, where the Italian-Japanese team closed with a great 7th place. The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini is preparing the race of Limburg, that will be the second race of the year with the new Velon & Infront format, to assign the title of “Best Team of the world”.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 6 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS FOR THE TOUR DE KOREA.
6 riders, 5 stages, from the 30th of May to the 3rd of June. The Japanese sprinter Hayato Yoshida will be the leader for the sprint arrivals, Joan Bou and Marco Tizza the general ranking riders, Damiano Cima teamworker, Kohei Uchima and Hiroki Nishimura ready to attack.
NOVA MENTIS: A GREAT SUCCESS IN THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF SPORT PSYCOLOGY FOR THE WATERFEEDBACK, THE NEW TECNOLOGY INTRODUCED IN THE CYCLING WORLD TOGETHER WITH NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI TEAM.
Few months ago has official started the collaboration between the Centro Nova Mentis and the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, that introduced in cycling the new Waterfeedback technology, an Italian patent, to mange the stress in a sportive environment. From 25th to 27th of May in Venice has arrived the important confirmation of the Scientific World, in occasion of the National Congress of Sport Psychology.
TOUR OF JAPAN AND HAMMER STAVANGER: HIDETO NAKANE BEST ASIAN IN THE JAPANESE RACE, #ORANGEBLUE BEST TEAM PROFESSIONAL AT HAMMER STAVANGER.
A week full of international events ends as a protagonist for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini Team, involved in the Tour of Japan and the Hammer Stavanger. In the japanese race Hideto Nakane achieved 4 top10 of the day, the 9th place in the general ranking, and the title of best Asian in the race. 3 podiums and 3 top10 achieved by team leader Marco Canola, who closes in second place the points ranking of the 2018 edition.
In Stavanger, in the first appointment of the 2018 Hammer Series, the #OrangeBlue team is the best Professional team in the race, finishing in 7th place the final general ranking.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 2nd PLACE FOR MARCO CANOLA IN THE THIRD STAGE OF TOUR OF JAPAN.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: NORWAY WE ARE COMING. TOUR DES FJORDS AND HAMMER STAVANGER IN THE TEAM CALENDAR.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 3° PLACE OF MARCO CANOLA IN THE FIRST STAGE OF TOUR OF JAPAN.
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.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 2nd PLACE FOR MARCO CANOLA IN THE INAUGURAL STAGE OF TOUR OF JAPAN.
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.
A TEAM SPECIAL EDITION JERSEY SIGNED BY SANTINI CYCLING WEAR TO RIDE THE TOUR OF JAPAN AND THE TOUR DE SUISSE.
The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, thanks to a special UCI approval, will ride two of the most important events of the calendar with a special edition jersey, designed and realized by Santini Cycling Wear. The Orange jersey can be seen on the roads of the Tour of Japan starting from this Sunday and on the European roads of the Tour de Suisse from 9th to 17th of June.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: READY TO FIGHT FOR THE VICTORY IN THE HOME RACE.
The Italian-Japanese team is preparing with great concentration the Tour of Japan. Marco Canola, already winner of 3 stages and the point jersey in 2017, will be the leader, together with Sho Hatsuyama winner of the KOM jersey in 2017. With them Damiano Cunego and the Japanese climber Hideto Nakane, ready to battle in Mont Fuji, Simone Ponzi will be an important supporting rider for the leaders and Masakazu Ito will complete the roster.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 4th PLACE OF EDUARD GROSU IN 4 JOURS DE DUNKERQUE 3rd STAGE.
Eduard Grosu is just behind the podium in the 3rd stage of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque, at the end of a long stage with a difficult final. Not a lucky day for Juan Josè Lobato, involved in a crash at high speed and retired from the race with a broken collarbone. Involved in the fall also the Rumanian sprinter, but without consequence. This 4th place is the 5th top5 of the season for the sprinter.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 7 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS READY FOR THE “4 JOURS DE DUNKERQUE.”
7 #OrangeBlue riders ready to race, 2 leaders, for the historic 4 Jours de Dunkerque, the French competition of 2.HC category. Eduard Grosu and Juan Josè Lobato the leaders, Hayato Yoshida the japanese sprinter, Filippo Zaccanti the young Italian climber, Sho Hatsuyama, Alan Marangoni and Damiano Cima supporting riders and ready to attack.
ESCHBORN FRANKFURT: THE RACE OF WORLD TOUR CATEGORY WILL BE THE NEXT ONE IN THE TEAM CALENDAR.
The 1st of May the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini riders will start the important competition of the World Tour calendar. Meeting point in Frankfurt for Marco Canola and his teammates. With him on the starting line Eduard Grosu and Juan Josè Lobato coming from a great Tour of Croatia, together with Marco Tizza, Sho Hatsuyama, Alan Marangoni and Marino Kobayashi.
SELFLOOPS & SPORTEK, THE ITALIAN PARTNERS OF THE TEAM FOR RACE DATA COLLECTION AND DATA ANALYSIS.
Behind a victory of a pro athlete, many trainings, hard work and a deep analysis of every detail. The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team in 2018 is supported by two important partners for the data collection and the data analysis, in training and competitions, of every #OrangeBlue rider. The Italian company Sportek is the official supplier of Cicli-computer of the team. Selfloops is confirmed as technical partner for the data analysis and training monitoring for the third year in a row.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU IS THE LEADER OF POINTS CLASSIFICATION AT TOUR OF CROATIA 2018.
The sprinter Eduard Grosu achieved the third place in the final stage of the Tour of Croatia, winning the Blue jersey of the leader of the points classification.
The victory in the second stage, the two third places obtained in the first and sixth stage and the intermediate sprint won during the Tour, allowed him to get the necessary points to win the special classification. 8th place of the day for Juan José Lobato, once again decisive for the final kilometres. 2nd season jersey won for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team after the victory of the KOM classification achieved by Nicola Bagioli at Tirreno-Adriatico.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP FOR THE GIRO DELL’APPENNINO.
The Giro dell’Appennino will close a full week of Italian races for the #OrangeBlue team. Leading the team hunting for points worthy of the “Ciclismo Cup” 2018 Damiano Cunego, already winner of this race in two editions, and Ivan Santaromita, in good physical condition after the Tour of the Alps. The determination of Marco Canola, the freshness of Nicola Bagioli and Filippo Zaccanti and the grit of Marco Tizza and Hideto Nakane will be the reference point to obtain a great result.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI AND NOVA MENTIS TOGETHER. THE BENEFITS OF THE PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO SPORT.
The equipe of psychologist of Nova Mentis will work with the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team and his riders from the season 2018. The NovaSport protocol was born from the experience of Nova Mentis in sports such as the boxe and the Professional swimming and will be introduced also in the cycling world with the #OrangeBlue riders.
FIRST SEASONAL VICTORY FOR NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: EDUARD GROSU WINS THE SECOND STAGE OF THE TOUR OF CROATIA.
Stage and jersey leader for Eduard Grosu who wins the second stage of the Tour of Croatia with a great final sprint.
The first win of the season for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team comes thanks to the sprinting ability of the #OrangeBlue sprinter, but also thanks to a great team effort, which has allowed Eduard Grosu to be in the best possible position today to win. Fifth place for Juan Josè Lobato, fundamental in the final km of the stage. Tomorrow Eduard Grosu will defend the Jersey of leader of the General ranking won today in the city of Zadar.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THIRD PLACE FOR EDUARD GROSU AT TOUR OF CROATIA.
Eduard Grosu achieved the third place in the inaugural stage of the Tour of Croatia at the end of a fought final sprint in the Koprivnica circuit.A great team effort led the #OrangeBlue sprinter in a good position in the salient phases of today’s stage, characterized from the first kilometers by rain. Second seasonal podium for Eduard Grosu who will have the opportunity to redeem himself and aim for victory in tomorrow’s stage.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE FASTEST RIDERS OF THE TEAM READY FOR THE TOUR OF CROATIA.
While the #OrangeBlue climbers today will start the Tour of The Alps, a line-up mainly of sprinters is ready to race in Croatia from Tuesday 17th of April. Eduard Grosu and Hayato Yoshida the sprinters, Juan Josè Lobato and Simone Ponzi the complete and experienced riders, Damiano Cima, Kohei Uchima and Hiroki Nishimura the team riders.
NORTHWAVE: A SPECIAL EDITION FOR DAMIANO CUNEGO TO CELEBRATE HIS LAST AMSTEL GOLD RACE, 10 YEARS AFTER HIS VICTORY.
2008, the year of the victory of Damiano Cunego of the Amstel Gold Race. 2018 the year of his last time of a Pro rider. Northwave, the team and the Amstel organizers decided to celebrate the last Netherlands big race of the champion with this special edition shoes, 10 years later his victory. Damiano Cunego will wear the shoes, an Extreme RR the model top of the range of the Italian brand, today during the World Tour competition.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: BACK TO RACE IN ITALY, IT’S TIME FOR TOUR OF THE ALPS.
Damiano Cunego is the leader, yet winner of 3 edition and 6 stages in the past editions. Ivan Santaromita the experienced rider, Filippo Zaccanti and Nicola Bagioli the young Italian talents, Hideto Nakane the Japanese climber. Ito Masakazu and Joan Bou to complete the line-up that wants to obtain the best result as possibile in the race valid for the Ciclismo Cup.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE 7 #ORANGEBLUE READY TO RIDE THE AMSTEL GOLD RACE 2018.
The only Italian team, in this World Tour race, is ready to honor the great competition, with his 7 top riders, on a road that fits with the skills of his leaders. Marco Canola will be the captain of the team, Damiano Cunego will ride his last Amstel Gold Race as a Pro, 10 years later his victory.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE FLECHE BRABANÇONNE WILL BE THE NEXT RACE OF THE #ORANGEBLUE CALENDAR.
The prestigious Belgium competition will be the next race of the #OrangeBlue calendar. Marco Canola the leader, together with Juan Josè Lobato. Simone Ponzi and Eduard Grosu can be the men for the final. Marco Tizza always ready to escape like he already did in Volta Limburg, with the young riders Marino Kobayashi and Imerio Cima ready to test themselves in a very strong race.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: MARCO TIZZA CLOSE TO THE VICTORY. 2nd PLACE IN VOLTA LIMBURG, THE ONLY ITALIAN RIDER IN THE TOP10.
The feeling among #OrangeBlue and The Netherlands continues. After the victory of 2017, reached by Marco Canola, today is Marco Tizza to take the podium, going so close to the victory. Marco Tizza made a good job going inside the breakaway of the day with 5 riders. Thanks to this breakaway he plays for the victory until the final km. Waiting for the first victory this podium for Marco Tizza is one of the most important of his career.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: MARCO CANOLA LEADS THE TEAM IN VOLTA LIMBURG.
After the 2017 success of Marco Canola in the race, he will be the leader of the team looking for the double also in the 2018 edition. A strong line-up will support him, ready to battle for the victory.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP FOR DE PANNE AND COPPI E BARTALI.
#OrangeBlue ready for the double activity in Italy and Belgium. On Wednesday will start the important Belgium race (1.HC), while fromThursday to Sunday the team will focus on Coppi & Bartali the race valid for the Ciclismo Cup.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE ENERGY OF MULTIPOWER FOR THE #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS IN MILANO-SANREMO.
With the victory of the green jersey in Tirreno-Adriatico, the Italian-Japanese team just finished a successful, but very strong race and it is now looking forward to the Spring Classic, the Milano-Sanremo. To recover from the efforts of the Tirreno-Adriatico and have back energies for the Milano-Sanremo the #OrangeBlue riders have signed an important partnership with Multipower, that will be the new technical partner of the team for the 2018 season.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI IS A NEW OFFICIAL PARTNER OF VELON.
The team and Velon started a collaboration in some races of the 2017 calendar. The partnership is now official, with the aim to bring fans closer to the cycling action and inside the race. The partnership will be active during all the World Tour races of the team calendar and in the innovative Hammer Series format.
NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE #ORANGEBLUE LINE-UP FOR THE SPRING CLASSIC.
A complete line-up is ready to be protagonist at the Spring Classic. Marco Canola guide the #OrangeBlue at Milano-Sanremo, the first Major Classic race of the season. Supporting the leader the experts Juan José Lobato, Simone Ponzi and Ivan Santaromita and the young Damiano Cima and Marco Tizza. Complete the roster the japanese rider Sho Hatsuyama, already one of the protagonist at Tirreno-Adriatico.