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Special Bianchi bike honors Gimondi's 70th birthday

Published October 26, 2012
The Bianchi Special Edition Oltre XR Gimondi

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi is building a limited edition  of 70 special Oltre XR road bikes to honor the 70th birthday of Italian racing icon Felice Gimondi.

The Special Edition Oltre XR model will be built and customized at Bianchi headquarters in Treviglio. The bikes will be painted in Celeste Bianchi. Multi-color stripes recognize Gimondi's leaders jerseys of Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, World and Italian Championships.

The bike is built with a Campagnolo Super Record EPS group with customized Campagnolo Bora high-profile carbon wheels, Selle San Marco Concor carbon FX saddle, La Spirale white grip and Elite Corsa bottle. Each of those components is customized with Gimondi's name. The bike will retail for $17,500.

 

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