La Spezia, 24th of October 2017.
Another young rider will be a PRO with the #OrangeBlue team in the 2018 season. The 20 years old Spanish rider Joan Bou Company, already a trainee of the team in Circuito de Getxo, in Vuelta a Burgos and in the Arctic Race of Norway, will be a new NIPPO Vini Fantini rider starting from 2018.
After the announcement of the Italian talents Damiano and Imerio Cima, and after the Japanese Hiroki Nishimura, Joan Bou Company represents a new rider with great future in the 2018 Team Roster, already with a wealth of talented riders such as Damiano Cunego, Ivan Santaromita, Alan Marangoni and the new leader Marco Canola.
The sports director Stefano Garzelli has been an important role in this operation, suggesting the Spanish rider that he follows from 2013: “Undoubtedly a great talent rider, modern, good climber with great capacity in time trial races and with possibilities of improvement. I’ve known him since he started to race at 13 years old and, seeing an sport improvement year by year, I wanted to try his talent in PROs world in 2017 summer at Vuelta a Burgos. Thanks to the General Manager Francesco Pelosi to give Joan the opportunity to demonstrate his quality”.
Joan Bou Company, born in Spain in 1997, is for the fourth consecutive seasons at the Alberto Contador Foundation team. In the summer 2017 has been chosen by NIPPO Vini fantini team as a trainee, riding in Circuito de Getxo, in Vuelta a Burgos (gaining the TOP10 in the youth general ranking) and in the Arctic Race of Norway.
Complete rider, good climber and able to achieved good results thanks to his speed in small groups, is now ready to jump among PRO with #OrangeBlue team.
In the 2018, when he will have only 20 years old, he will be a PRO with NIPPO Vini Fantini jersey, thanks to a 2 years contract that will link him to the NIPPO Vini Fantini team at least until the 2019.
Joan Blu Company comments with these words his new contract with NIPPO Vini Fantini: “I’m extremely grateful to the team NIPPO Vini Fantini to have bet on me for the following two years. 2018 will be my first season among PROs, I am very delighted to get started with all the team’s stuff in the following weeks. After racing 2 stage races with the team in August and a classic in Brussels in September as a Stagiere, I think I could be a rider who can perform well and help the team and its leaders in many races throughout the season. As always, I will train hard to be in my best condition as much time as possible and, of course, I would very much look forward to finishing the year with the feeling that I have adapted properly to the professional world”.