NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: IN CHINA THE FIRST SUCCESS OF DAMIANO CIMA.
Victory n.7 for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team in the season, the first of the career for Damiano Cima that wins the sprint the first stage. He is now also the leader of the general ranking.
Tour of Xingtai – Stage 1
The first success of the career for the young Italian neo-pro Damiano Cima. Another young rider launched by the team reached today his first victory among PROs. It is the success n. 7 of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team. For Damiano Cima, after 5 seasonal top10 in 3 different continents, from USA, to Europe up to Asia, it is now time to win. It is a perfect start for a very long Chinese trip composed by 3 challenges: Tour of Xingati, Tour of China I, Tour of China II for a totale of 18 days of race divided in 3 competitions.
Short but intense stage, 123km with 2 GPM not so strong but with a race difficult to control, with many breakaways. Damiano Cima, thanks to the help of his teammates has been able to reach the final one, composed by 9 riders. Stage victory, leader jersey and a very good start for the long Chinese trip.
For the rider born in 1993, born in Brescia, teamworker and great professional, it is a big satisfaction at his first year among PROs: “After good placements and a lot of teamwork, I’m super happy of this success. I want to thanks my teammates, such as Kohei Uchima, working hard to give me that chance to be back on the 7-8 riders of the last breakaway, and having the chance to battle for the final sprint.” A very good start in this long Chinese trip, where together with some important teamwork there will be again room to play for the final victory also for him.