I picked this up a while back, it was hanging on an online auction for a while.
“Colnago is bucking that trend and is offering 135 of Thomas Voeckler’s Colnago C59 Italia Team Edition frame decorated with polka dots. Why just 135? That’s to commemorate the points the Frenchman accumulate in the climber’s classification and secure him the overall prize as he rolled into Paris last Sunday.”
I picked this up last summer . The Europe team rode these models in same block yellow, and they were listed in the catalog of the time
I wanted it for L’Eroica, it had to be able to fight the good fight on the strada bianca and hills, so I opted for the Campagnolo Victory gruppo. The drive side has the smallest bcd, enabling a ‘compact’ type set up.
I had the pleasure of meeting Silvio, the founder of Cycled ( https://cycledproject.com/ ), at two Eroica events. The Prosecco Hills gravel ride was the first, and he told me he’d spent quite a while living in London. Back in Italy, he started his circular economy business, crafting used bicycle tyres into belts and other accessories.
I was lucky to be one of around 100 who managed to get a free 3 day pass for the inaugural Eroica Britannia x Goodwood Revival event back in September , 2021.
My good friend , cycling journo (Rouleur) and bike technician extraordinaire Rohan Dubash (a.k.a. Dr D) was also there , and it was good to ride with him. I took my ’85 Colnago Nuovo Mexico, and wore the S.I.R.C.C. maglia rosa jersey I made in collaboration with 3M Caverni, Firenze.
The U.K. organiser , Tim and head of social media, David, asked me if I’d like to join them on a recon ride on Saturday, of course I said yes. We were filmed for the events social media outlets…
Wednesday was Sr Ernesto Colnago’s 90 th birthday.
Our friends at Colnago asked Sr Colnago’s friends to send in a video , I was fortunate to be 4th in their video wishing him well. Here’s to many more birthdays, bikes and wins from the King of pro cycling…