Pinarello, the famous Italian bike manufacturer made another special version of their admiral ship, Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 Polka Dot (King of the Mountains) tribute edition.
Just before the Tour de France 2013, French company LOOK launched the new 695 Aerolight in Corsica and four Cofidis riders have ridden the bike at the Tour.
Cannondale prepared a very special bike for Peter Sagan: “The Hulk”. The 23-year-old Slovakian will lead the Italian squad in the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Sagan was “The Tourminator” last year’s Tour de France, and he won the green jersey. He was using another special bike that was prepared for him.
In the Tour de France, Cannondale Pro Cycling Team riders will use the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo 2014, the special 100th TDF edition. Peter Sagan will lead the Italian squad.
Cervélo, the famous Canadian manufacturer of racing bicycle frames, has unveiled a special S5 frame for the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Team Garmin-Sharp will use the new frames in this years’ Tour.
The first Tour de France was held on in 1903, and the overall winner was Maurice Garin (3 March 1871, Arvier, Aosta Valley, Italy – 19 February 1957, Lens or Haute-Savoie, France). His bicycle, a La Française was the first bike to win the Tour de France.
Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and now number more than a billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation and have been adapted for use as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, …
The first name of “gruppo” (groupset) came with the Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur in 1953. Rear & front derailleur, hubs, and levers were for the first time sold as part of a unique system.
On May 22nd, Wednesday, Campagnolo celebrated its 80th anniversary with an event hosted at the headquarters of Vicenza, with attendance of Alfredo Martini, Vittorio Adorni, Jan Janssen, Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Greg Lemond, Miguel Indurain, Alex Zanardi, and Fabrizio Macchi.
In 1973, a legend is born: Campagnolo Super Record groupset. It was a milestone for the Italian brand, producer of the high-end bicycle components, and one that hit the world of cycling with the impetus of a tireless cyclist.