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NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: THE #ORANGEBLUE LINE-UP FOR THE SPRING CLASSIC.

A complete line-up is ready to be protagonist at the Spring Classic. Marco Canola guide the #OrangeBlue at Milano-Sanremo, the first Major Classic race of the season. Supporting the leader the experts Juan José Lobato, Simone Ponzi and Ivan Santaromita and the young Damiano Cima and Marco Tizza. Complete the roster the japanese rider Sho Hatsuyama, already one of the protagonist at Tirreno-Adriatico.

Milano-Sanremo 17th of March 2018.

After the success of the Green Jersey in the prestigious Tirreno-Adriatico, the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team is ready for the “Classicissima”, scheduled for Saturday 17 of March. A fascinating and historic race of 291km connecting Milan to Sanremo, for the first Major Classic race of the season and always one of the most awaited races in the cycling World Tour. The #OrangeBlue team will be in a race with a line-up in a good condition and motivation. 

THE #ORANGEBLUE LINE-UP

Complete, motivated and looking for a great result. Based on these characteristics, the Sports Director Mario Manzoni has selected the riders that will be at the start of the edition number 109 of Milano-Sanremo. Leading the team in the race will be the #OrangeBlue leader Marco Canola, in a really good physical condition after a Tirreno-Adriatico race as a great captain. Alongside the leader there will be the experts Simone Ponzi and Ivan Santaromita and the Spanish Juan José Lobato, already protagonist of this race in 2014. Ready to help the team and debutants at Milan-Sanremo the young Damiano Cima, Marco Tizza and the Japanese Sho Hatsuyama.

THE DECLARATION  

The Sport Director Mario Manzoni will lead the #OrangeBlue from the team car. These his words looking looking forward to the race: “The Leader for the Spring Classic will undoubtedly Marco Canola, in excellent physical condition demonstrated at the Tirreno-Adriatico. The whole team will work to bring it in the best possible position at the start of the Poggio di Sanremo. Juan Josè Lobato, in his second WT race with #OrangeBlue jersey, Simone Ponzi and Ivan Santaromita will be fundamental team rider for the captain and to be able to aim for the maximum result. We will try to become protagonists of the Milano-Sanremo also with the young Damiano Cima and Marco Tizza and with Sho Hatsuyama, already author of a great action in a stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. We want to best honor this fascinating race“.  

The complete NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini line-up: Marco Canola, Juan José Lobato, Simone Ponzi, Ivan Santaromita, Damiano Cima, Marco Tizza e Sho Hatsuyama.

RACE BROADCAST

The Spring Classic race will be broadcast in 185 different countries of the world with a total coverage in the five continents. In Italy the fan can follow the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini live on Rai Sport from 1.00 pm and on Rai 2 from 2.00 pm, or on Eurosport 1 from 2.15 pm. Japanese cycling fans will be follow the first Major Classic race of the season on DAZN.