With a special version of his Bianchi Oltre XR4, the Slovenian aims to win the Tour de France starting in Nice on August 29th
In the wake of an early 2020 season raced at the highest level, enriched by 14 wins, including Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, Bianchi looks with confidence at the Tour de France with World Tour Team Jumbo-Visma.
Bianchi Oltre XR4, the top-performing bike in cycling so far in 2020, intends to confirm its status in the 107th edition of the most important cycling event in the World, starting in Nice on Saturday August 29th and ending in Paris on Sunday September 20th.
Equipped with Oltre XR4 and Aquila CV (for time-trial), the Team Jumbo-Visma leaders will be at the ‘Grand Départ’ in Nice with clear ambitions of wearing the yellow jersey in Paris’ Champs Elysees. 2019 Vuelta a España’s winner, Slovenian Primoz Roglic will start the Tour de France as leader after impressing early in this 2020, flanked by Tom Dumoulin and Wout Van Aert, the winner of Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo.
Since 1885, Bianchi helps Champions to make racing history thanks to advanced technology and design. Oltre XR4 is the result of this work with a continuous investment in disruptive innovations, material technology and marginal gains approach to make the best bike possible.
A NEW SPECIAL PAINT SYSTEM TO THINK BIG
Specifically for the Tour de France, Bianchi has developed an unique paint system that significantly reduces the molecular weight of the coating used for Team Jumbo-Visma’s Oltre XR4 – delivered in black color with the iconic celeste Bianchi logos.
Thanks to Bianchi’s special paint system, Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin and other Team Jumbo-Visma riders selected for the Grand Boucle will be able to save up to 80gr on the total weight of the bike, improving the power to weight ratio when climbing.
The same paint system will be introduced by Bianchi in some of the upcoming 2021 collection high-end models, bringing to the market a technology tested and developed in race extreme conditions.
LINE-UP AND GOALS
Primoz Roglic smashed the competition in the main preparation races in view of the Tour de France. First placed at the Tour de l’Ain and yellow jersey at the Criterium du Dauphiné before retiring due to the consequences of a crash, the 30-year-old athlete from Trbovlje can perform brilliantly both in the time trial stages and on the mountains.
One of the best teams on the international scale will support Roglic, Dumoulin and Van Aert at the Tour de France:
Amund Grondhal Jansen
Treviglio (Italy), August 28th, 2020
Photo: 1) Primoz Roglic in action during the Criterium du Dauphiné (Credits: Cor Vos); 2) Wout Van Aert in green jersey and Tom Dumoulin (to the left of Van Aert) leading the peloton at the Criterium du Dauphiné (Credits: Cor Vos); 3) Team Jumbo-Visma’s Oltre XR4 are characterized by an exclusive paint system that reduces the molecular weight of the coating (Credits: Bram Berkien); 4) Wout Van Aert and his Bianchi Aquila CV at the ITT Belgian National Championships (Credits: Cor Vos); 5) Tom Dumoulin in action with Bianchi Oltre XR4 (Credits: Bettini Photo).
TEAM JUMBO-VISMA’S BIANCHI CV MODELS
Bianchi supplies the Team Jumbo-Visma with four models engineered with the Bianchi CV system:
Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control. Oltre XR4 is the Bianchi’s ultimate aero road racing machine, engineered with the Bianchi CV system. The graphics were renewed for the new season. Team Jumbo-Visma also uses Oltre XR4 Disc version.
Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider’s energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.
Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue. It is engineered with the revolutionary Bianchi CV system to cancel road vibrations.
Zolder Pro Disc, latest evolution of the carbon platform designed by Bianchi for cyclocross, combining lightweight frame and resistance to obtain the best performance.
Source: Press Office – Bianchi Press OfficeMore details are available on the Official website
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