The slowest rider, the fastest bike: the story of Pinarello and the Maglia Nera (Black Jersey)

In the 1946 Giro d’Italia, a new jersey has been introduced: The “Maglia Nera” (black jersey). It was awarded as a symbolic prize given to the last man to finish the race within the time limit. But why the jersey was black? The riders chose the black because it was the color of the jersey […]

Reproduction of the famous bottle photo

The photos are from 2010. Along the dirt road that leads to Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco, Faustino Coppi and Andrea Bartali, the sons of Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, evoked the gesture among their fathers while they were climbing the Col du Galibier in the Tour de France in 1952. The occasion, in addition to […]

Ponsin, Santisteban, Ravasio and Weylandt

Four cyclists have died during Giro d’Italia: Orfeo Ponsin (a.k.a. Orfeo Ponzin) (1952), Juan Manuel Santisteban (a.k.a. Juan Manuel Santiesteban) (1976), Emilio Ravasio (1986) and Wouter Weylandt (2011).

Campagnolo celebrates its 80th anniversary

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.