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Bianchi 2011 Oltre Pro Team Road Bike

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Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi, together with the Androni Giocattoli team, is gearing up for the road racing season for 2011 in a bid for total domination. The Androni team’s riders will be joining the competition equipped with their special 2011 Bianchi Oltre Pro, starting with the Tour de San Luis in Argentina set for January 17 to 23. The Argentinian race will also become the stage for the official debut of the Oltre model.

The riding team has given its thumbs up on the performance of the Oltre, citing in particular the frames capability for ease in riding and rigidity as well as the Oltre’s dynamic new aero shape design, which spells efficiency for the new bike model. Placing 17th overall for the 2010 UCI World Ranking, the Gianni Savio managed Androni team is looking for a higher ranking this year with the help of the Oltre’s superior output.

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Cyclist Giunti Suspension Tested Positive for EPO

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Last month, Massimo Giunti of Androni Giocattoli, was found positive for EPO during a targeted out-of-competition test. He was consequently suspended by the International Cycling Union and was quickly pulled out of the Tirreno-Adriatico race.

Androni Giocattoli principal Gianni Savio received the news with shock. This is due to the unexpected result from the blood work done on the 35 year old cyclist. He lamented on the unfortunate turn of events because the team underwent a half-day course on anti-doping last November on their training camp.

Giunti showed an unusual blood profile in his biological passport which led to the testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency in Lausanne, Switzerland. The urine test on February 23 showed positive EPO findings. Giunti can still request for analysis of a B sample.

Savio pushes to point out that this was not a team violation and expects the invite for Giro d’Italia in May to be still…

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