Happy Birthday Mr Colnago

Mr Colnago

I was blessed to have been invited to the London unveiling of a very , very special road bike ….

Made in honour of Mr Ernesto Colnago ‘s 87 th birthday ,

A one of a kind Colnago ‘ 87 ‘ , a 24 carat gold plated 2nd generation Colnago Arabesque , with Campagnolo 50 th anniversary gruppo …

I managed to wish Mr Colnago happy birthday …

And thanked Mr Alex Colnago …

And I managed to meet the Steve McQueen of pro cycling , Mr Giuseppe ‘ Beppe ‘ Saronni ,

Happy Birthday Mr Colnago , thanks for the joy you bring !

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saarf.london @ “Concurse D’ Elegance” L’Eroica XX 2016 , Gaiole , Chianti

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My first L’Eroica, Gaiole ride, and I made the ‘concurse’….

I arrived on the friday afternoon, and soaked up the vibe…

¬†There were over 7100 bicycles in the whole event , and this year , the XX aniversary event , was the first year of the ‘Concurse D’Elegance’ , less than 100 bicycles made it, including my Colnago Super CX…

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the bike faced serious competition..

I was blessed with the company of two other qualifiers from the U.K., Bob with his beautiful Hetchins who achieved 3rd place !!!

and Dave with a beautiful Gios Torino ,  seen in the crowd here in his Brooklyn jersey..

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Dave’s Gios Torino won an award as well i think…

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so I was over the moon that my two new friends won, I never expected anything , I was just happy being there…

On Sunday, I did the 137 km ride…here with a 6 a.m. start..

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and at the finish , after two downhill crashes and a few hill walk ups..

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