Bottecchia Factory Team
Also for 2018 the Bottecchia Factory Team team is managed by the team manager Alessio Finetto, which confirms the enthusiasm and the excellent relationship with the team and the sponsors.
For the 2018 season the Bottecchia Factory starts with excellent conditions, after having closed a season of victories and excellent placings, remaining one of the most representative mtb teams at national level. The team sees this year a formation of 5 elite athletes, with the expected confirmation of Marcello Pavarin, Rafael Visinelli, Stefano Dal Grande, the great return of Efrem Bonelli, and the new entry of the young Emanuele Tonoli.
So there will be 5 athletes in red for the 2018 season. A solid team of quality and experience, ready to give the best on the competition fields.
Pavarin, born in 1986, ex road cyclist, is one of the important confirmations of the team. For the fourth consecutive year he will wear the red shirt of the Bottecchia Factory. The 2017 year of Marcello is to be considered good with a constant state of form that has allowed him to fight, for the whole season, for the positions that count. In the final of the season, several victories came, including Su and Zo per i Fossi, a home race for the athlete of Rovigo. For 2018 we will try to fit well in the most important races and, thanks to the excellent state of form, make a full result in the summer and late summer appointments.
Visinelli, born in 1985, is the other great confirmation for the new season. Seven are his victories in 2017, including two prestigious positions at Rampichiana (3rd place) and Su and Zo per i Fossi (2nd place). In 2018 will have the opportunity to improve the quality of training then more important goals including some episodes in Marathon races (remember that Rafael was national in this specialty).
Dal Grande, class 1990, is the third great confirmation for 2018. 2nd to Soave Bike, 1st to Lessinia Legend and 1st to 100km of Classic Forts. These are the results that stand out in Stefano’s palmares 2017, despite being blocked by a bad traffic accident throughout the winter, which forced him to delay the preparation very hard and get into shape only at the height of summer.
Efrem Bonelli, after 5 seasons in our team, had decided in 2017 to find new incentives but, for this competitive season, he decided to return to conquer new important results in the Bottecchia livery. Trentino but Modenese adopted, born in ’86, he grew up with us improving year after year and becoming one of the most interesting athletes in the national granfondo.
Emanuele Tonoli, 18 year old Bresciano, is the 2018 novelty of the Bottecchia Factory: a young man who has a great desire to grow and that we will try to mature giving him all the necessary support and advice. Only on his 2nd season on a bike, Tonoli has already won at the XC Ciocche di Verona so we are expecting ample room for improvement.
The official 2018 team bike will be the Ortles 297+. Frame in monocoque carbon fiber with high modulus and high strength t700 fibers, with differentiated stratification based on the strengths required. Coupled upper carriage coupled through a fork tube system to the top tube and new BOOST system that gives rady to race characteristics. SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed set-up and Shimano XT brakes.