Colnago C59 Italia 2013

Colnago’s 2013 showcase pieces are quite impressive. The admiral ship of the Colnago road bike series is Colnago C59 Italia. In 2012 Tour de France, the frame won the King of The Mountains’ Polka dot jersey with Thomas Voeckler of Team Europcar.

The C59 Italia is the pin­na­cle of the 2013 Colnago range. C for “Colnago”, and 59 for 59th anniversary of the Colnago frames. Ernesto Colnago, the legendary Italian frame builder has been producing bikes for 59 years.

Colnago C59 Italia
Colnago C59 Italia

100% Carbon-Fiber frame designed, built and painted in Italy. Weight of the frame is approx. 1000 grams. It fea­tures an inter­nally ribbed top tube shaped sim­i­lar to the iconic Colnago Master frame. Colnago claims that the frame efficiency is increased by the use of spe­cific square sec­tion chain­stays and seatstays.

Two ver­sions of C59 Italia are avail­able: One for elec­tronic shift­ing sys­tems (Shimano Di2 or Campagnolo EPS), and one for tra­di­tional mechan­i­cal shift­ing sys­tems.

Thomas Voeckler riding Colnago C59 KOM Edition
Thomas Voeckler riding his special Colnago C59 KOM Edition.

Tour de France 2012 edition was a bright tour for Colnago C59: Team Europcar won 3 stages using C59, one stage for Pierre Rolland and two stages for Thomas Voeckler. Voeckler also won the King of The Mountains’ Polka dot jersey.

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