After the double appointment of the Vuelta a Burgos and the Tour of Utah, the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team remains on the European continent to face the 51st edition of the Tour du Limousin scheduled from August 15th to 18th. 7 #OrangeBlueriders in the race, determined to obtain important results in view of the races that the team will have to face starting from September. The team will be guided in the team car by the sporting director Valerio Tebaldi, while in the race will be Marco Canola the designated captain.
THE RACE AND THE LINE-UP
4 stages, 702km to go and 19 team on the starting line, including the World Tour AG2R La Mondiale and Groupama – FDJ. These are the details of the 51st edition of the Tour du Limousin, the French race of 2.1 category scheduled from Wednesday 15 August to Saturday 18. There are 7 #OrangeBlue selected by the Sport Director Valerio Tebaldiwho will ride the French roads hunting for important results. Leading the training will be the team leader Marco Canola, who has just returned from the Italian expedition to the European Championships in Glasgow and is motivated to achieve success in one of the stages scheduled for the tour.
With him Juan Josè Lobato, another rider involved on Sunday in Glasgow with his national team, ready to become a protagonist on French roads and a fundamental man for the team leader.
After important placements obtained at the Vuelta a Burgos, Nicola Bagioli and Marco Tizza will try again to become protagonists, ready to be inserted in the actions of the day and help their leader in the final sprint. Complete the roster the climbers Filippo Zaccanti and Miguel Angel Reyes, in his second race with NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini jersey, and Marino Kobayashi.
THE DECLARATION OF SPORT DIRECTOR
Leading the #OrangeBlue to the Tour du Limousine will be the sport director Valerio Tebaldi who, after finishing the Vuelta a Burgos, describes with these words the new race on the French roads: “We arrive at this stage race with an extremely suitable team for the characteristics of the stages themselves. Our leader in the race will be Marco Canola with Juan Jose Lobato. Many stages planned by the tour are in line with their characteristics, so we will try to reach the best placings. With them Nicola Bagioli, who will be the jolly of the team, and the grit of Marco Tizza, essential to enter in the day’s breakaway and important support of our leader. The young Filippo Zaccanti, Marino Kobayashi and Miguel Angel Reyes, in his second appearance with the team, complete the line-up. In any stage we will try to achieve important results and why not aim for victory “.
The Line-up of Tour du Limousin: Marco Canola, Nicola Bagioli, Juan Jose Lobato, Marco Tizza, Filippo Zaccanti, Marino Kobayashi and Miguel Angel Reyes.
DS: Valerio Tebaldi and Hiroshi Daimon.