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.
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.
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.