Bianchi released Marco Pantani edition “Specialissima”, a special bike to celebrate 20th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s Giro-Tour double. The bike has the iconic celeste-yellow fade paint job, the same color schema of Pantani’s 1998 Bianchi. In 1998, after winning the Giro d’Italia, Pantani rode the yellow and celeste Bianchi Mega Pro XL (serial number H 314-74) in the famous July 27 Grenoble—Le Duex Alpes stage of the 1998 Tour de France. He attacked Jan Ullrich on the Galibier climb and won the stage, taking the race lead. He went on to win the Tour in Paris ahead of 2nd finisher Ullrich and 3rd Bobby Julich.
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Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali: two cycling legends of Italy. The rivalry between them is maybe the most famous sporting duel in history. It has been started during the World War II, and continued afterward.
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Bianchi Oltre XR.1 is using the same geometry and Ultra Thin Seat Stay technology with the high-end Oltre XR2, with more affordable price and high/medium quality equipment.
According to Bianchi, the Ultra Thin Seat Stay technology provides improved shock absorption and impact resistance with reduced frame weight.
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Bianchi has revealed its 2015 road bike models. Bianchi Oltre XR2 is the admiral ship of the new series. There are plenty of models in Bianchi’s 2015 catalog and each model has a lot of build options.
F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.p.A (pronounced bee-ahn-kee in Italian) is the world’s oldest bicycle-making company still in existence It was founded in Italy in 1885. It produced cars and commercial vehicles from 1900 to 1939 as Autobianchi, though that business was sold to Fiat; and motorcycles from 1897 to 1967. Bianchi has been associated for 50 years with the Italian Tour de France winner, Fausto Coppi.
Since May 1997 F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi is part of Cycleurope A.B. group, the Swedish company of the Grimaldi group.
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A very touching photo: Valeriano Falsini salutes Fausto Coppi’s bust.
Who is Valeriano Falsini?
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Another Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Edition bike: Bianchi Oltre XR.2 “Campagnolo 80” – limited edition launched at Eurobike 2013. The new bike features a natural carbon matt black color with silver chrome paint glossy inserts.
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I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.
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The Italian Bozzi family has once again moved ahead to revitalize the historic Legnano brand. In 2010, they resolved a licensing agreement issue with Bianchi, who had acquired the famous brand after the assassination of Emilio Bozzi in 1974. The new Legnano models were introduced in September 2013 at ExpoBici.
The history of Italian bicycles starts with the “L” of Legnano. Few if any marques can boast a legacy of success in competition thanks to champions like Alfredo Binda, Giovanni Brunero, Learco Guerra, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi and Ercole Baldini.
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Bianchi has revealed its 2014 road bike models. There are a lot of models and each model has a lot of build options, too. If you don’t want to buy a complete bike, Bianchi also gives an option to buy frameset only. Almost all models’ framesets are available.
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Bianchi, who is beginning a three year sponsorship agreement with L’Eroica (the non-competitive ride on Tuscany’s Strade Bianche), has a new line of retro-style cycling clothing to celebrate its sponsorship. Famous Italian cycling clothing company Santini is producing the new “old” kits.
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