BUFF SCOTT MTB Team ready to go for the title
The circle of title aspirants at this year's BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma has been extended by another strong pairing. Francesc Guerra Carettero (ESP) and Luis Leao Pinto (POR) have teamed up to give it a shot at the world's oldest team stage race for mountain bikers.
The duo from the Iberian peninsula is tackling the crossing of the main ridge of the Alps with a lot of self-confidence having missed a spot on the overall podium of this year's Cape Epic just by inches placing fourth.
In addition, Guerra Carretero has had some very good results last year. The 28-year-old came out victorious of the La Rioja Bike Race and the Catalunya Bike Race whilst also finishing fourth in the Swiss Epic.
His ten year older compatriot Leao Pinto, who just got signed by BUFF SCOTT MTB Team this year, is also looking back on a great career so far. The ten-time Portuguese champion has not only successfully participated in the famous La Ruta de los Conquistadores but also triumphed in the Titan Desert and Brasil Ride.
In 2018, the duo is aiming for the next real big-time. If they are achieving their goals at the seven-day stage race and do place on the podium of the overall ranking can be followed from 15 July on when the 21st BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma kicks off in Imst, Austria.
The registration to the event is still open online.
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