We are just less than two months away from the kick-off of the new exciting destination of the Gran Fondo Colnago USA series: Miami! Full of tropical fascination and intriguing beaches, Miami edition will offer 3 different routes that will go through both the coast and the fragrant citrus woods of the Everglades park. A touch of elegance in the Art Deco district and at the arrival… a lot of Latin music! It will be possible as usual to visit the Gran Fondo expo, where you could collect the racing pack. Gran Fondo will start on Sunday 20th November and will finish just in front of the “Magic City” townhouse.
Gran Fondo Colnago USA series offers the cyclists the opportunity of riding in amazing American metropolis, cycling where otherwise impossible to the people and giving an unforgettable experience. An impeccable technical service and useful break stations guarantee every rider a safe and exciting experience. Hundreds of cyclists of every level of ability come from every corner of the States to participate at the Gran Fondo Italian style events, a trend of the moment.
Registrations are now open on www.granfondousa.com
As you perfectly know, our C59 Italia frame is build by bonding composite tubes and lugs together with a special glue. Talking with fans, they often ask me what kind of glue is used, there’s often confusion with the adhesive resin and a major concern is the bond strength.
Thanks to our internal laboratory we could improve our glue in order to obtain the perfect interface between the tubes and lugs. We recently carried out tests on the glue and treatment of pre-bonding fiber. We tested both the situations at the end of the process and after a (simulated) lifetime of 25yrs.
As you can see from the photo gallery, the specimens were subjected to tensile force and we recorded the maximum strength allowed. Other specimens, with the same specifications, have been treated in special tanks to simulate aging and force the moisture absorption. Then thanks to another tensile strenght-test we were able to check the tightness of our bonding time.
Trust us, the bonding is strong enough!
Colnago-backed Thomas Voeckler will headline the French national squad for the upcoming road world cycling championships, set for September 25 in Copenhagen.
Voeckler, the national champion in 2010, will lead the nine-man team for the elite men’s 266km race on a course that should deliver a surprise finale.
Many are expecting a sprint finish, but the longer distance and unpredictable weather mean that attackers like Voeckler will be in with a solid chance to win the coveted rainbow jersey.
Voeckler has been enjoying his best season ever, with eight victories, 10 days in the yellow jersey and fourth overall at the Tour de France.
Colnago will have a high-profile presence in one of the season’s most important dates as Sacha Modolo and Manuel Belletti were both named to Italy’s nine-man squad for the world road cycling championships.
Modolo will be one of the team’s best options for the favored Italian squad, but Italian national coach Paolo Bettini said the Copenhagen circuit will be harder than many expect.
“For the road race, the philosophy will be ‘one for all’,” Bettini said in a press conference Tuesday to announce the starting nine riders. “I am not so sure it will be a sprint finish. It’s a hard and nervous course and after 266km, a sprint will not be guaranteed.”
Modolo has been on a hot streak since July, winning 10 races to confirm that he is one of the best young sprinters in the peloton.
Belletti, too, will have his chances to ride into breakaways and to set up the team’s fastest sprinters.
“We will see how the race develops,” Bettini said. “We bring a very strong and motivated squad. We go to Copenhagen with the highest aspirations.”
Sacha Modolo powered his Colnago across the finish line for yet another victory.
The Colnago-CSF Inox sprinter also recaptured the race leader’s jersey with the win in the 225km third stage from Lonato Pozzolo to Salsomaggiore.
The team directed by Roberto Reverberi worked to set up the sprint, with Manuel Belletti crossing the line sixth on the stage after helping to set up Modolo for another dramatic victory.
The win pushes Modolo into double-digits on the 2011 season with 10, with all them coming since July.
Modolo’s hot streak comes with perfect timing ahead of the world championships later this month on a sprinter-friendly course in Copenhagen.
Brand new Colnago App for iPad 2012
Colnago is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Colnago App for iPad 2012.
The Colnago app is a fascinating behind the scenes look at this iconic brand with beautiful photography and close up pictures of bicycles throughout.
– The story of Ernesto Colnago: the story of how the founder, Ernesto Colnago, took up road acing before being employed as a mechanic for the Belgian legend Eddy Merckx and then moving into bike manufacturing
– The technology: fascinating insights into the cutting edge technology employed in the manufacture of prestige bike brands
– The story of 2012 range: gorgeous photos and close ups for the 2012 range including iconic C59 Italia
– Gallery: showcasing photographs of Colnago bicycles in the factory museum, action shots of the Colnago sponsored teams including Europcar’s Thomas Voeckler and historical photos through the decades
The new App represents an evolution of the 2011 iPad App, a must have to take a further step in the fantastic world of the wizard of Cambiago.
App is available for free download on App Store and iTunes.
There’s no stopping Sacha Modolo, who roared to victory Tuesday and into the leader’s jersey in the opening stage at the Giro di Padania in Italy.
Hot off winning three races in the past two weeks, with victory at the Coppa Agostoni and two stages at the Settimana Lombarda, Modolo did it again with another impressive victory.
Modolo kicked to victory ahead of Elia Viviani, with Colnago-CSF Inox teammate Manuel Belletti crossing the line third.
“I cannot help but congratulate the entire team,” said sport director Roberto Reverberi. “We worked with Liquigas to chase down the two breakaway riders. Then the entire team collaborated to assure the success of the sprint. It was a perfect finale, with Modolo and Belletti just flying. Sacha dominated the sprint.”
The victory is Modolo’s ninth on the 2011 season and all have come since July when he returned to racing after a break following the Giro d’Italia.
The hot streak bodes well for his chances to headline the Italian squad at the upcoming world championships in Copenhagen on September 25.
Colnago-CSF Inox was back in the winner’s circle as Sacha Modolo and Manuel Belletti finished first and second in the second stage at the Settimana Lombarda on September 1.
The victory is the seventh on the 2011 season for Modolo, who’s been on a great run since the Tour of Qinghai Lake in July.
Modolo, 24, was also second behind Mark Cavendish in the Olympic test event in August and won the Coppa Agostoni in Italy three days later.
The recent streak of great results also bodes well for Modolo’s chances to be named to Italy’s nine-man team for the upcoming world championships, to be held September 25 in Copenhagen.
The big win comes a day after Simone Stortoni finished second in Wednesday’s opening stage.