Colnago is pleased to announce the first official bicycle in the history of the Tour de France in collaboration with ASO (Amaury Sport Organization), the race organizing company. There are only 108 units – just like the number of editions of the Tour de France from 1903 until today.
The livery is unique, black and yellow like the color of the jersey that distinguishes the leader of the Tour’s General Classification and is presented to the winner on the podium in Paris. The head tube will feature the Colnago logo with the iris, the historic beating heart of Cambiago’s bikes. The Colnago logo will feature on both the top tube and the fork, while a unique and dedicated design representing the outline of France will be on the rear of the bicycle. Another unique detail is the right lever, in yellow, with the same color featuring on the top tube along with the Tour de France logo, also reproduced on the forks.
“We are very happy to have found a licensee in Colnago which is part of the history of the Tour de France,” said Laurent Lachaux, ASO Head of Commercial. “As Colnago bikes are universally recognized as amongst the most technical and well-designed in the world, we could not have opted for a better choice.”
“Colnago has in its DNA the ability to always arrive first in the market, and once again it has happened thanks to the choice of the Tour de France,” said Manolo Bertocchi, Head of Marketing Colnago. “A beautiful, unique and limited edition bicycle. A real Colnago.”
THE V3Rs TDF FRAME
The frame is Colnago V3Rs, ultralight and aerodynamic, excellent on any type of terrain: flat, uphill and mixed routes. The frame weighs just 790 grams in size 50s in raw disc version (with the metal parts placed and glued). The total integration of the cables, which pass inside the stem and the pivot of the fork, gives the entire bicycle an aesthetically flawless look.
The assembly is of the same level, starting with the official licensees of the Tour de France: Selle Italia with the SLR Boost Carbon Superflow kit and the Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires. The groupset is Campagnolo Super Record EPS Disc 12-speed, perfectly complementing the Bora Ultra WTO DB wheels with C-LUX finish. The handlebar is Deda Elementi ALANERA DCR (with Deda internal cable routing) monocoque in carbon fiber. The suggested retail price is 13,200€ (16,399 US$, 11,090 GB£, 20,340 AU$, 57,820 AED).
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