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15-03-2018

TOUR OF TAIWAN: SI CONCLUDE LA TRASFERTA ASIATICA, 8° POSTO DI HIDETO NAKANE IN CLASSIFICA GENERALE. 3 LE TOP10 CONQUISTATE. Image Image credits: All pictures attached can be used for editorial and non commercial usages only and are copyright protected ©Nippo ViniFantini/BettiniPhoto - ©BettiniPhoto Si conclude la trasferta asiatica del team NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini in Taiwan. Dopo 5 tappe Hideto Nakane chiude all’8° posto in classifica generale, secondo miglior asiatico in gara. 3 le top10 conquistate dal team con i giovani italiani Imerio Cima e Filippo Zaccanti e una dallo stesso Hideto Nakane. Secondo posto infine nella classifica dei team. Tour de Taiwan - 15/03/2018. Si è chiusa oggi l’ultima frazione del Tour de Taiwan per il team NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini che correva con l’obiettivo di raccogliere importanti punti con i corridori Giapponesi nell’Asia Tour. In gara la nazionale giapponese, e diverse Professional di buon livello insieme al team Italo-Giapponese. L’uomo classifica degli #OrangeBlue è Hideto Nakane, lo scalatore nipponico ha chiuso con un 8° posto finale e un 4° posto di tappa (terza tappa), come secondo miglior asiatico in gara alle spalle del connazionale Yukiya Arashiro della Bahrain Merida, ma in corsa con la nazionale Giapponese. Tra le fila #OrangeBlue in luce anche il giovane scalatore italiano Filippo Zaccanti, al suo primo anno tra i PRO, che oltre ad aver lavorato intensamente per il compagno di squadra nipponico ha raggiunto un 9° posto di tappa (quarta tappa) e l’undicesima piazza in classifica generale. Sono 3 le top10 di tappa raggiunte dal team, l’ultima proprio nell’odierna frazione finale con il 6° posto di Imerio Cima, anch’egli al suo primo anno tra i PRO e alla sua prima corsa tra i professionisti. 5 tappe in cui tutto il team ha lavorato duramente e anche se è mancata la vittoria di tappa non è mancato il lavoro di squadra degli uomini squadra come l’esperto Alan Marangoni, il giovane Marino Kobayashi e il velocista nipponico Hayato Yoshida. Questi i numeri del Tour de Taiwan degli #OrangeBlue. CLASSIFICA GENERALE: 8° Hideto Nakane 11° Filippo Zaccanti CLASSIFCA TEAM: 2° best team in the competition TOP10 DI TAPPA: 6° Imerio Cima - 5th stage 9° Filippo Zaccanti - 4th stage 4° Hideto Nakane - 3rd stage Image Image TOUR OF TAIWAN: JUST FINISHED THE TOUR OF TAIWAN. FINAL 8TH PLACE OF HIDETO NAKANE IN THE GENERAL RANKING. 3 STAGE TOP10.

Just finished the Asian race in Taiwan for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. After 5 stages Hideto Nakane closed at the 8th place in the General Ranking, second best Asian in race. 3 top10 reached by the young Italian riders Imerio Cima, Filippo Zaccanti and by the Japanese climber Hideto Nakane.

13-03-2018

#GREENTARE: NICOLA BAGIOLI IS THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN OF THE TIRRENO-ADRIATICO 2018.

Nicola Bagioli is the king of the mountain in Tirreno-Adriatico 2018. One of the 4 leader jersey, the green one, has been won by the young Italian rider of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. Nicola Bagioli with this jersey follows the two leaders of the team. A young Marco Canola was the winner of this ranking in Tirreno Adriatico 2014 and Damiano Cunego the winner of the KOM in 2013. A good Tirreno Adriatico for the Italian-Japanese team thanks also to the 3 top10 reached with Eduard Grosu and Marco Canola.

12-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: DOUBLE TOP10 OF WORLD TOUR LEVEL FOR MARCO CANOLA AND EDUARD GROSU IN TIRRENO-ADRIATICO.

6th stage in Tirreno-Adriatico and the #OrangeBlue riders again in the battle in the final part with a good double sprint of Eduard Grosu and Marco Canola. An high level sprint in which both #OrangeBlue riders have tried the final sprint, also to test themselves in a World Tour sprint.

10-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: NICOLA BAGIOLI AGAIN IN THE BREAKWAY, OTHER 200KM OF ESCAPE AND 3 GPM TO REINFORCE HIS KOM LEADERSHIP. GOOD DAY ALSO FOR IVAN SANTAROMITA FINAL 19°.

What a great Tirreno Adriatico of Nicola Bagioli, now king of the mountain with 35 points. Again in the breakaway of the day  with 3 GPM and more than 200km in front of the race to reinforce his leadership in this special ranking. Good day also of Ivan Santaromita. The #OrangeBlue climber has been with the best climbers of the race until the end closing with a final 19th.

09-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: NICOLA BAGIOLI MAINTAINS THE KOM LEADERSHIP IN TIRRENO-ADRIATICO AFTER A 225km LONG BREAKWAY TOGETHER WITH SHO HATSUYAMA.

225km of breakaway, 5 riders in the front, 2 #OrangeBlue: Nicola Bagioli, that maintains the leadership of the special KOM ranking and Sho Hatsuyama at his first big breakaway in a World Tour race such as Tirreno-Adriatico. On the final podium of Trevi Nicola Bagioli wear again the Green Jersey as KOM ranking leader.

08-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: NICOLA BAGIOLI IS THE NEW LEADER OF KOM RANKING AT TIRRENO-ADRIATICO.

Nicola Bagioli achieved the Green Jersey, dedicated to KOM ranking, at the end of the second stage of the 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico. The young rider of NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini surprises everyone on the KOM of Montemagno going to cut the finish line for the first and becoming the leader of the climbers Ranking. In Follonica the stage ends with a high-speed sprint, where the sprinter Eduard Grosu achieved a good 9th place.

08-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVNI: THE 2018 ASIAN DEBUT AT THE TOUR OF TAIWAN.

First race of the 2018 in Asia for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. Hideto Nakane will be the top climber of the team for the general ranking, Hayato Yoshida and Imerio Cima the sprinters, both of them at their first race in #OrangeBlue. For the climb stages the team will have also Filippo Zaccanti and to complete the line-up important will be the experience of Alan Marangoni and the young Japanese talent Marino Kobayashi.

06-03-2018

TIRRENO-ADRIATICO: A COMPETITIVE #ORANGEBLUE LINE-UP FOR THE ITALIAN WORLD TOUR RACE.

7 #OrangeBlue riders selected for 7 stages of very high level in the World Tour competition starting from Lido di Camaiore and going to San Benedetto del Tronto. To the official start Damiano Cunego and Ivan Santaromita the climbers, Marco Canola, Nicola Bagioli, Simone Ponzi and Sho Hatsuyama the complete riders, Eduard Grosu the sprinter.

04-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: MARCO CANOLA ACHIEVED THE SECOND PLACE IN THE CLASSIC OF LARCIANO.

First podium of the season for the Leader of NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini Marco Canola in the second race valid for the Cycling Cup 2018. In the GP Industria & Artigianato the #OrangeBlue rider close to the victory at the end of a race decided on the last descent of San Baronto. Good performance of Ivan Santaromita who closes in 12th position and the young rider Nicola Bagioli who crosses the finish line in 15th place.

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02-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: READY TO RIDE THE ITALIAN RACES.

Strade Bianche and Gp Industria & Artigianato, are planned for Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of March. The big start of a month full of wonderful Italian races. Juan Josè Lobato, Eduardo Grosu and Simone Ponzi will lead the team in the race of Siena. Marco Canola, Damiano Cunego and Ivan Santaromita together with Nicola Bagioli will battle for the victory and points for the Ciclismo Cup on Sunday. Both races will be broadcasted live by the Italian Television Rai.

01-03-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 7 #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS FOR THE STRADE BIANCHE.

Strade Bianche will be the first Italian World Tour race of the season, a big start of a month full of wonderful Italian races. Juan Josè Lobato, Eduard Grosu and Simone Ponzi will lead the team in the race of Siena that will be broadcasted live by the Italian Television Rai and by Eurosport.

23-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: WEEK-END OF FRENCH RACES WITH CANOLA, CUNEGO, BAGIOLI AND THE DEBUT OF LOBATO.

Week-end of French races for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, with the double race. Classic de Ardechè on Saturday, Drome Classic on Sunday. Marco Canola will be the team leader, with the new arrival Juan Josè Lobato yet ready to race and debut with the #OrangeBlue jersey. In the line-up also Nicola Bagioli, the young Italian talent is one of the rider with the best condition in this begin of the season. 

23-02-2018

JUAN JOSÈ LOBATO: A GREAT & QUALITY RIDER FOR THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI ROSTER.

Born in 1988, winning rider with World Tour experience. The Spanish rider Juan Josè Lobato is now in the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team ready to ride in #OrangeBlue the 2018 season (with option for 2019). Looking forward for a great relaunch, both from an ethic and sportive point of view, the ex rider of the Lotto NL-Jumbo represents the ideal support for the team leader Marco Canola in the monuments races, and he will be a very important rider for the Italian races of the Ciclismo Cup.

20-02-2018

HAMMER SERIES STRAVANGER: ANOTHER IMPORTANT INVITATION FOR THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI TEAM.

Second edition of the Hammer Series and second invitation in a row for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, the only Italian team at the start of both races, in 2017 in Limburg and in 2018 in Norway. From the 25th to the 27th of May in Norway the second race of the format studied to put in competition the best teams in the world. In the first edition a good 8th place for the #OrangeBlue team, first among Professional teams, in front of 4 World Tour teams.

19-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: SPIENERGY È IL NUOVO LOCAL PARTNER DEL TEAM.

17-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: SECOND PLACE FOR NICOLA BAGIOLI AT THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TOUR HAUT VAR MATIN.

Nicola Bagioli achieved the second place and the leader jersey of the youth ranking in the inaugural stage of the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Matin. First podium of the season and first podium among the professionals for the young rider, which is confirmed in a good condition after the fourth place at the Laigueglia trophy. First seasonal Top 10 also for the team leader Marco Canola who, recovered from the flue, has reached the sixth position.

16-02-2018

DAMIANO CUNEGO: THE LAST WORLD TOUR RACE WILL BE THE TOUR OF SWITZERLAND.

Announced this morning by Gazzetta dello Sport, the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team received a prestigious Wild Card: the Tour de Suisse. The important tour, part of the World Tour calendar, will be the last WT race of Damiano Cunego’s career. A very important competition for him, where he reached a final second overall in 2011 and the final top10 for 4 times.

 

15-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: FRENCH WEEK-END FOR DAMIANO CUNEGO AND MARCO CANOLA. READY FOR THE HAUT VAR MATIN.

A French week end is coming soon for the #OrangeBlue riders ready to race in the Haut Van Matin. As leader for the #OrangeBlue team is ready Marco Canola, together with Damiano Cunego and Ivan Santaromita with Simone Ponzi. 4 experienced riders together with the young Nicola Bagioli, that comes from a great performance in Trofeo Laigueglia, and the young riders Hiroki Nishimura and Marco Tizza.

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13-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI READY FOR RUTA DEL SOL.

The Vuelta Andalucia Ruta del Sol will be the official debut of many top riders, such as Froome and Landa. Also the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini will be at the official start of this important Spanish competition, as the only Italian team in the race. Eduard Grosu will be the leader for the sprint arrivals, Kohei Uchima the experienced Japanese rider and many young talents of the team ready to compete in a race of very high level.

12-02-2018

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11-02-2018

DOUBLE TOP10: NICOLA BAGIOLI FINAL 4TH IN TROFEO LAIGUEGLIA, 7TH PLACE FOR DAMIANO CIMA IN THE TOUR LA PROVENCE

A good week-end for the young Italian riders of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. In the Italian race the 22 years old Nicola Bagioli made a great race closing in final 4th position the Trofeo Laigueglia, very close to his possible first podium of the career. In France a final 7th place of the young neo-pro Damiano Cima that closed the Tour La Provence with a good sprint.

09-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: START WITH PODIUM IN TOUR LA PROVENCE.

The best among #OrangeBlue in the time trial of yesterday, today second on the finish line. Eduard Grosu have a very good start of the season with power and ability in a long sprint. His season starts with a good podium. This week-end the last two stages of the French competition and also the Trofeo Laigueglia in Italy for the others #OrangeBlue riders.

08-02-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: ON SUNDAY THE OFFICIAL START OF THE CICLISMO CUP WITH THE TROFEO LAIGUEGLIA.

The Italian seasonal debut is coming soon. The Trofeo Laigueglia will be the first important Italian race of the #OrangeBlue calendar. The race is located in Liguria, the same region of the team Headquarter and will be the first one of the Ciclismo Cup 2018. The line-up is composed by Marco Canola as leader, Ivan Santaromita as climber, Simone Ponzi and Marco Tizza as complete and fas riders, with the young talents Nicola Bagioli, Filippo Zaccanti and Joan Bou. The race will be streamed with 1 hour of delay by PMG Sport on Facebook and broadcasted by Raisport on Italian TV on Sunday evening.

07-02-2018

AMSTEL GOLD RACE: THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI WILL BE THE ONLY ITALIAN TEAM IN THE COMPETITION.

The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini will be the only Italian team to start the monument race in The Netherlands. It will be the last Amstel Gold Race of the Little Prince Damiano Cunego, winner of the 2008 edition. It will be also the first Amstel Gold Race with the #OrangeBlue jersey and the second of the career, for Marco Canola that in The Netherlands in 2017 already won the Volta Limburg, showing his feeling with the country road and fans. 

06-02-2018

LE TOUR CYCLISTE INTERNATIONAL LA PROVENCE WILL BE THE FIRST RACE OF THE LAST SEASON OF DAMIANO CUNEGO. IN FRANCE 3 RIDERS READY FOR THE #ORANGEBLUE DEBUT.

Le Tour Cycliste International la Provence will be the first race of the last season of the “Little Prince” Damiano Cunego. From one Damiano to another one. The Italian NEO-Pro Damiano Cima will race the first race as a PRO. With him first race with the #OrangeBlue jersey for Hiroki Nishimura and Sho Hatsuyama. For the sprints arrivals and the time trial space for the Rumenian rider Eduard Grosu. To complete the line-up the young Japanese rider Marino Kobayashi and the experienced Italian rider Alan Marangoni.

30-01-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: READY FOR THE OFFICIAL DEBUT AT VOLTA A LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA.

#OrangeBlue are ready for the seasonal debut in Volta a la Comunitat Valencia. Marco Canola, after his great end of season in 2017, winning the 2 last races, will try to start very well. 3 debuts with the #OrangeBlue jersey for Simone Ponzi, Marco Tizza and the Spanish rider Joan Bou. A well balanced line-up with Hideto Nakane and Ivan Santaromita as climbers and Nicola Bagioli to complete the roster, for the race that will have in the start-list 11 World Tour teams, many Professional teams and the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini as the only Italian team. 

25-01-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: IN CALPE HARD TRAININGS, ATHLETIC TEST AND CHALLENGES TO PREPARE THE #ORANGEBLUE SEASON.

Few days missing to the official start of the competition season, with the official debut in Vuelta a la Comunidad Valencia, the next 31st of January 2018. All the riders of the team are doing hard trainings in Spain, since the 14th of January and until the first race of the season in Valencia. Many trainings and athletic test, to prepare a strong sportive season.

15-01-2018

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14-01-2018

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: 2018 READY TO START! THE TEAM REINFORCED WITH NEW PARTNERS AND RIDERS AND WITH AN OFFICIAL CODE OF ETHICS.

Saturday 13th of January, it is the official start and presentation of the 2018 NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. Not an usual one: The last presentation of Damiano Cunego at his final year of an incredible career. The first presentation of Marco Canola as team leader, after his best season ever with the #OrangeBlue. The presentation of many new riders arrived to “boost” the team. The presentation of many guest and fans there to support the team. An international presentation with many guest and sponsor coming from Japan. The presentation of the new formal Ethic Code of the #OrangeBlue.

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29-12-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: UFFICIALE IL GEMELLAGGIO CON LA MALTINTI LAMPADARI PER IL VIVAIO #ORANGEBLUE.

27-12-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE 13TH OF JANUARY 2018 THE OFFICIAL TEAM PRESENTATION.

The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team is preparing for a season of great emotions. The official debut of the new team will take place with the official presentation of the 2018 team, that will take place the 13th of January 2018, in Chieti, at Teatro Marrucino. Official meeting at 4.00 pm with free access for all the fans, subject to availability.

20-12-2017

MARCO CANOLA AWARDED AT THE GIRO D’ONORE OF THE ITALIAN CYCLING FEDERATION.

The #OrangeBlue team leader Marco Canola is awarded at the Giro d’Onore of the Italian Cycling Federation. The 7 wins and 35 top10 placings obtained in the 2017 season have strongly contributed to the second place of Italy in the UCI Europe Tour 2017 ranking. Rewarding the protagonists is the President of Italian Cycling Federation Reanto Di Rocco and the president of Coni Giovanni Malagò.

18-12-2017

GIOVANNI TOTI MEETS THE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM BASED IN LA SPEZIA.

The President of the Region of Liguria Giovanni Toti meeting the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini Team at the headquarter of the team in the communication and marketing agency Sun-TIMES. The right tribute to the only Ligurian Professional Cycling team, based in La Spezia. Attending the event Giacomo Raul Giampedrone, councilor of the Region of Liguria, and the founders of the agency Nicholas Figoli and Francesco Pelosi, this last the General Manager of the #OrangeBlue team.

16-12-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: DAMIANO CUNEGO PREMIATO AL MUSEO DEL CICLISMO DI MONTEMARCELLO.

15-12-2017

OGK KABUTO: THE HELMET JAPANESE PRODUCER WILL BE THE NEW PARTNER OF THE TEAM.

The Japanse company OGK Kabuto, with the Kabuto brand will be the official supplier of helmets for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

12-12-2017

DETAILS MATTERS. ALL THE NEW #ORANGEBLUE RIDERS TO THE BIOMECHANICS CHECK-UP.

Before to start with the intense trainings and athletic test, also in 2018 season the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team doesn’t want to leave any details out of the plans, thanks to the support of many professionals. Together with the complete visit and the osteophatic check-up of FK Team, for the new riders of the team it’s now time to focus on Anthropometric measures and positioning test with the Biomechanics Fulvio Valentini. The goals: to reduce the risk of injuries and to improve the riders performances.

07-12-2017

TRAINING CAMP: FROM 10 TO 20 OF DECEMBER THE TEAM WILL BE TRAINING IN LA SPEZIA.

The #OrangeBlue riders are ready to be back on the roads for training for the 2018 season. From 10 to 20th of December the team will be training on the 5 Terre roads, starting from his headquarter in La Spezia. Athletic test, trainings, official video shooting and fun moments with many local fans. To host the team will be the Hotel il Gabbiano where a dinner with fans will take place on Saturday 16th and a convivial ride will start on Sunday 17th of December.

24-11-2017

THE TRAINING CAMP HAVE LAUNCHED THE 2018 SEASON OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI TEAM.

It ends today the first training camp of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team in “La Chiave dei Trabocchi” hotel, that has been the first headquarter of the season for all the activities of the team. Meetings with Sports Directors, athletic test, medical visits, osteopath check-up and events with the fans. 5 intense days that have introduced the new season of the Professional team and also of the Under23 team.

23-11-2017

A COCKTAIL WITH THE FANS IN DGIRAFFA STORE.

The training camp in Abruzzo is going on with medical visits and athletic test, and this Thursday 23 of November also with convivial moments as the meeting with the fans of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa team. The DGiraffa store hosted the event with Damiano Cunego, Marco Canola and teammates for a special cocktail with the fans, with the occasion of the 2018 new team casual apparel presentation, with a partnership that going on for the 4th year in a row.

22-11-2017

SIMONE PONZI & FILIPPO ZACCANTI FOR THE 2018 #ORANGEBLUE ROSTER. EXPERIENCE & FRESHNESS, WITH THE SAME DETERMINATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

The experience of Simone Ponzi, the freshness of the young talent Filippo Zaccanti, with the same strong motivation for the upcoming 2018 season. The rider coming from CCC is ready to give immediate results to the team, the young neo-pro coming from Colpack is another important young rider to continue the growth of the young Italian talents project, together with Imerio and Damiano Cima (neo pro 2018) and Nicola Bagioli Pro with the team from 2017.

21-11-2017

2018 RENEWALS: HIDETO NAKANE, MASAKAZU ITO AND KOHEI UCHIMA SIGNED THE CONTRACT RENEWALS WITH THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI TEAM.

The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini 2018 contract renewals, about Japanese riders, is now complete, with the 3 signatures of Hideto Nakane, Masakazu Ito and Kohei Uchima. Two climbers and one all rounder. Together with the young talent Marino Kobayashi already strong of a 2 year contract signed in 2017, they are the confirmed riders of the 2018 season. 3 new names already announced, Sho Hatsuyama, Hayato Yoshida and Hiroki Nishimura.

17-11-2017

HAYATO YOSHIDA IS A NEW RIDER OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI TEAM.

Under23 Time Trial National Champion in 2011, winner of 4 domestic races in 2017, after 3 seasons in the team Continental Matrix Powertag will ride in the Professional team NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini from the 2018 season.

15-11-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE FIRST MEETING OF 2018 FOR THE NEW ROSTER WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 20th TO 24th OF NOVEMBER IN ABRUZZO, TO THE “CHIAVE DEI TRABOCCHI” HOTEL.

It’s time for the official kick-off of the 2018 season for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. The first meeting is scheduled from the 20th to the 24th of November in Abruzzo, in “Chiave dei Trabocchi” Hotel. Medical and Osteopathic check-up will be realized in collaboration with Università degli Studi of Chieti and FK team, while medical analysis will be made by Laboratorio Alto Sangro, and meeting with Sports Directors and Sports Trainers are scheduled during these days. A special meeting with fans is organized in Vasto in the DGiraffa Store will take place the 23th of November at 7.00 pm.

14-11-2017

A SPECIAL DAY IN THE HEADQUARTER OF SANTINI CYCLING WEAR, WITH CUNEGO, CANOLA AND SANTAROMITA.

A special day as insiders of the company to discover all the secrets of the technical apparel signed & designed by Santini Cycling Wear. Last Friday, 10th of November 3 riders of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team where in the company. From the Santini Tono jersey, to the winter jacket Santini Guard 3.0 the riders had the chance to discover all the Made in Italy cycling apparel that they will be wearing in the upcoming season.

10-11-2017

NORTHWAVE WILL BE THE NEW TECHNICAL PARTNER OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI TEAM FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON.

After the Santini announcement, another important partnership has been signed for the next 2 seasons. Northwave will be the official supplier of racing shoes of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, with the model Extreme RR in white color, with red details. A full collaboration from technical race shoes, up to the podium shoes for all the team.

08-11-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: THE LAST RIDE OF THE SEASON OF THE TOUR DE OKINAWA.

Last official race of the 2017 season for the NIPPO Vini Fantini team. 4 riders in race for the Tour de Okinawa, the home race for Kohei Uchima, the Japanese rider of the team that will be the leader of this competition. Born and growth up in Okinawa he will try to be the leader on his home roads.

03-11-2017

SANTINI IS THE NEW TECHNICAL SPONSOR OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI 2018-2019.

The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team will wear the elegance, the innovation and the Made in Italy excellence of Santini Cycling Wear. Starting from 2018 season the #OrangeBlue riders will be signed by Santini Cycling Wear, the cycling apparel brand that is a symbol of the Italian tradition and excellence, and technical sponsor among the others of the UCI, of the Australian National Team and of the Slovakian National Selection. The partnership with the Italian-Japanese team has been revealed in Tokyo during Cycle Mode, the n.1 cycling fair of Japan. In the contract an option for the 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

02-11-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: SIGNED MARCO TIZZA FOR THE 2018 SEASON, FOR HIM A WORK EXPERIENCE IN EUROPA OVINI.

Marco Tizza is a new #OrangeBlue rider for the 2018 season. The rider from Giussano, born in 1992, in the current season riding for the Continental GM Europa Ovini team, will be a new NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini rider in 2018. For him the new professional adventure has already started with a special work experience, as already done by Marco Canola and the other teammates in the begin of 2017 season.  

24-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: JOAN BOU COMPANY IS OFFICIALLY A NEW NIPPO VINI FANTINI RIDER.

Joan Bou Company, born in 1997, is a new NIPPO Vini Fantini rider from 2018 season.For the 20 years old Spanish rider, already a trainee of the #OrangeBlue team in this 2017 summer, the 2018 will be the first year among PROs, after two years as an Under 23 in the Team of Alberto Contador Foundation. The Sports Director Stefano Garzelli, a true expert in Spanish cycling, considers him a young rider of great perspective, defining him as a “Complete and Modern rider with a great talent”.

23-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: FROM JAPAN TO CHINA. 5TH PLACE OF PIERPAOLO DE NEGRI IN THE TOUR OF GUANGXI, THE WORLD TOUR CHINESE RACE ORGANIZED BY WANDA SPORT

While In Japan the team is still celebrating Marco Canola success, in China the #OrangeBlue riders are riding the Guangxi Tour and today reaching a very good 5th place with Pierpaolo De Negri in the sprint of the World Tour race organized by Wanda Sport. To win the stage is Dylan Groenewegen, in front of Gaviria. Fifth place for Pierpaolo De Negri, the best among Italian riders at the finish line.

22-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: MARCO CANOLA IS THE WINNER OF THE JAPAN CUP. THE FIRST EVER TO WIN BOTH CRITERIUM & JAPAN CUP.

What a wonderful and incredible victory for Marco Canola, the n. 6 of his season, plus the double success in the Criterium yesterday and in the Japan Cup today, a race of 1.HC category, the most important of Japan. Las year the winner was davide Villella and in 2008 the race has been won also by the other #OrangeBlue rider Damiano Cunego. An historic day also for Mario Manzoni, the Sports Director, back in Japan after 27 years and the victory of Italy of the World championship Under23.

21-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: MARCO CANOLA IS THE WINNER OF THE JAPAN CUP CRITERIUM.

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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21-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: A SPECIAL EDITION TEAM JERSEY TO RIDE THE JAPAN CUP HAS BEEN PRESENTED ON THE EVENT STAGE.

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. 

20-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: SHO HATSUYAMA IS A NEW RIDER OF THE NIPPO VINI FANTINI TEAM FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

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. 

20-10-2017

JAPAN CUP: NIPPO VINI FANTINI WILL START WITH A STRONG MOTIVATION THE HOME RACE.

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.

14-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: FOURTH PODIUM IN A ROW FOR NICOLAS MARINI IN THE TOUR OF TAIHU LAKE.

Another podium, another second place for Nicolas Marini. The second place in this stage is not enough to maintain the leadership of the general ranking that anyway is very close, with only one second dividing the leader and Nicolas Marini. 3 stages to race and games are still open.

13-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: HIROKI NISHIMURA IS A NEW NIPPO VINI FANTINI RIDER.

The 22 years old Japanese rider, already a trainee of the team in this 2017 summer, will be a PRO with the NIPPO Vini Fantini team in the 2018 season.  For the young Japanese rider, 5th in the last National Championships Elite, is now ready to jump among PRO with the Italian-Japanese team. 

13-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: NICOLAS MARINI IS THE NEW LEADER OF THE GENERAL RANKING IN TOUR OF TAIHU LAKE.

Nicolas Marini always more motivated. Second in the sprint of today stage, third podium in a row and new leadership of the General Ranking of the Tour of Taihu Lake. The Chinese race is giving many satisfactions to the young Italian sprinter. Tomorrow the Wujang finish line, where in the 2016 the young #OrangeBlue sprinter won the stage. 

12-10-2017

NIPPO VINI FANTINI: PODIUM FOR NICOLAS MARINI IN THE SECOND STAGE OF THE TOUR OF TAIHU LAKE.

Second stage and second podium for Nicolas Marini in the Tour of Taihu Lake. After the victory of yesterday the young #OrangeBlue sprinter take the third place and is again on the podium of the Chinese competition.