NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI:THE TEAM GOES TO CHINA. FIRST CHALLENGE, THE TOUR OF XINGTAI.
The Asian race at its second edition will see 5 #OrangeBlue riders at the start, with the double to battle for the stage and to prepare the Tour of China. Hayato Yoshida is the leader designated for the sprint arrivals.
From September 3rd to 5th the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team will start the long Chinese trip, composed of 3 races: Tour of Xingtai, Tour of China I and Tour of China II. The DS Scinchi Fukushima will lead the team in all three competitions, while there will be some rotation among the riders depending on the type of route that will await the #OrangeBlue.
At the Tour of Xingtai there will be room for to the fast wheels of the team, especially for Hayato Yoshida with the important double task of looking for successes and placements for the team and points in the Asian races for their country. With him one of the team’s innovations, the intern Hayato Okamoto. The Japanese sprinter of 1995 class in 2018 has already conquered the first stage of the Tour of Taiwan and good placings in other Asian competitions. At their side all the experience of Alan Marangoni and Kohei Uchima, together with the determination of the young Italian Damiano Cima.
The line-up: Hayato Yoshida, Hayato Okamoto, Damiano Cima, Alan Marangoni, Kohei Uchima.
Sports Director Shinichi Fukushima prepared the race and comments: “The race will be important itself, but also in preparation to the Tour of China. Yoshida and the trainee Okamoto will be our main sprinters, with the important support of Damiano Cima, Alan Marangoni and Kohei Uchima. Then for sure during the race everyone can have his good chance, we have nothing to defend so we can race and attack.”