Black Jersey is Back

Between 1946 and 1951, the Giro d’Italia had a special jersey, “maglia nera” (English: black jersey), for the last-placed rider. There was a real competition between many riders, to win this highly-coveted jersey. The last-placed rider would rode the final victory lap with the race winner each year around the historic Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan. […]

Miguel Indurain breaking the Hour Record (video)

Today’s historic photo of the day: 20 years ago today, on September 2, 1994, Miguel Indurain broke the Hour Record at Velodrome du Lac, Bordeaux. While breaking the record, Indurain covered 53.040 km in an hour. The previous record was Graeme Obree’s 52.713 km, achieved in April 24, 1994, at the same place.

Pinarello Dogma F8

Pinarello has revealed its 2015 bike models. The admiral ship of the collection is Pinarello Dogma F8. This year, in Tour de France, UCI Pro Team Sky Procycling and its leader Chris Froome (last years’ winner) will use the brand new Dogma F8. It is said to be lighter, stiffer and more aero than before. It […]

Pinarello celebrates the World Championship title with a special frame

Last september, Rui Costa of Portugal became the new UCI World Champion. Costa was the member of the Spanish Movistar team, so he was riding a Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 (he moved to Lampre-Merida for 2014 season). To celebrate their victory in the UCI Worlds 2013, Pinarello produced a special frame: “The World Champion’s frame”. […]

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 […]

Pinarello 2014

Pinarello was the most successful bike supplier of the pro-peloton at the Tour de France 2013. Chris Froome of Team Sky won the yellow jersey, and Nairo Quintana of Movistar team won both polka dot jersey of the KOM (King of the mountains) and white jersey of “the best young rider” classifications on Pinarello Dogma […]

Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 2013 Giro d’Italia Edition

Pinarello[1], the famous Italian bike manufacturer, made a special Giro d’Italia edition of their high-end racing bike, Dogma 65.1 Think 2 and the result is: Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 2013 Giro d’Italia Edition. The Dogma 65.1 Think 2 is the admiral ship of the Italian brand for 2013. UCI WorldTour teams Sky and Movistar […]