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.
From Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th of May. 6 stages will compose the prestigious “4 Jours de Dunkerque” to whom the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team will be the only Italian line-up at the start. The #OrangeBlue will be at the start with 7 riders and 2 announced leaders: Eduard Grosu and Juan Josè Lobato, the first one coming from the success and double podium in Tour of Croatia, the second one in the top 10 of Frankfurt and strongly motivated.
7 #OrangeBlue riders will try to leave the sign in the French competition. For the sprint arrivals Eduard Grosu and Juan Josè Lobato will be supported also by Hayato Yoshida, while for the climb stage it is time for the young Italian Filippo Zaccanti to play his chance. Alan Marangoni, Sho Hatsuyama and Damiano Cima will complete the roster of the Italian-Japanese team.
The complete line-up: Eduard Grosu, Juan Josè Lobato, Hayato Yoshida, Filippo Zaccanti, Sho Hatsuyama, Alan Marangoni, Damiano Cima.
DS Valerio Tebaldi e Alessandro Donati
On the team car the Sports Directors managing the strategies of the race will be Valerio Tebaldi and Alessandro Donati. These the pre-race words of Valerio Tebaldi: “The team is ready to race in Dunkerque with two main leaders: Eduard Grosu and Juan Josè Lobato, both of them very motivated and in good condition for this very prestigious race. Hayato Yoshida will be our Jolly in the sprint. He closed the Tour of Croatia with a growing condition. For the climb stage the young Italian rider Filippo Zaccanti will afford a strong test. To complete the line-up 3 supporting riders such as Damiano Cima, Sho Hatsuyama and Alan Marangoni, they can be also involved in some breakaways in some specific stages.”
The French competition of 2.HC category will take place from 8th to 13th. 6 stages with more than 1.000 km to ride, with chances both for sprinters and for climbers. 3 World Tour teams on the starting line, together with 14 Professional teams, among them the only Italian team: the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini.