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7 #orangeblue Riders to Debut in the Asian WorldTour
The NIPPO Vini Fantini is preparing a full Asian week, between China and Japan, with Japan Cup and Tour of Guangxi as main competitions. The Tour of Guangxi is the only World Tour competition in Asia in the 2017. The NIPPO Vini Fantini team, thanks to the wild card received by Wanda Sports Holding will be the first Italian team to participate to the new competition. On the start line 16 World Tour teams and only 2 Professional teams.

The NIPPO Vini Fantini team is preparing for the first edition of the only World Tour race of Asia. From 19th to 24th October, 6 stages, 18 teams, among them 16 World Tour teams and only 2 Professional teams: the Caja Rural and the NIPPO Vini Fantini team. The Italian-Japanese team, thanks to the invitation received by the Wanda Sports Holding will be the first Italian team to participate in this new competition, the most important of the Asian territory.

A start-list of very high level, to afford the 6 stages builded to make a great show and give to all kind of riders a chance to win. The first 3 stages will be mainly for sprinters, the stage 4 for real climbers and the last 2 stages will be mixed with probably the most open final. The NIPPO Vini Fantini team will be leaded on the team car by Shinichi Fukushima and Valerio Tebaldi. The Sports Directors can count on the very good moment of the young Italian sprinter Nicolas Marini that in these days is winning and reaching good podiums in China (Tour of Taihu Lake). With him Pierpaolo De Negri, that have the experience to help him or manage little sprints. To support them two fast riders as Kazushige Kuboki and Riccardo Stacchiotti. For the fourth stage the climber is Masakazu Ito and important team-workers Giacomo Berlato and Kohei Uchima.

The #OrangeBlue Sports Director Valerio Tebaldi comment the race with these words: "Both me and Shinichi Fukushima we believe that the team has the chance to close a long and beautiful season in the best way as possible. The competitors are of the top level and will not be easy, but our fast riders Marini and Kuboki are in a good condition. Masakazu Ito will be our climber for the hardest stage."

Not only China, the team will race next week-end the Japan Cup, of 1.HC level, but first of all the “home competition” of the Italian-Japanese team.




 

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