Hall Of Fame

world
championships

classic races

big tours

olympics

1972
Hour record
Eddy Merckx

The Belgian champion conquers the supremacy of the hour pedaling for 49.431 km on a steel bike made especially for him by Ernesto Colnago, the result of 200 hours of work and weighs just 5 kg and 750 grams.

1981
World Championship
Freddy Maertens

In Prague, the great Belgian sprinter, riding a Colnago Mexico, beats in the last meters Beppe Saronni.

1982
World Championship
Giuseppe Saronni

Saronni, riding a Colnago Mexico, redeems himself from the defeat of the previous year with an imperious shot in the final kilometer at Goodwood, England.

1984
Olympics
Bartalini, Giovannetti, Poli e Vandelli

In Los Angeles the Italian quartet on Colnago monocoque in carbon fiber wins the gold medal in the 100 km time trial road, dominating the race and setting the record on that distance.

1993
World Championship
Brasi, Contri, Fina, Salvato

The blue quartet, on a Colnago made for the event in only 6 units with different molds, won the team time trial in Oslo on a distance of 100 km.

1993
Milan Sanremo
Maurizio Fondriest

The cyclist from Trentino conquers this great classic on Colnago Carbitubo, detaching everyone on the Poggio climb.

1994
Vuelta a España
Tony Rominger

The Swiss man won the gold jersey of the Spanish stage race riding a Colnago Carbitubo, a bicycle launched on that occasion, and destined to make the history of cycling.

1994
Hour record
Tony Rominger

At the Bordeaux velodrome the Swiss ride set a new hour record with 55,291 km, beating himself. Rominger rode a Colnago Oval CX in steel, weighing 6.5 kg, with flat fork and tubes to ensure greater penetration into the air.

1995
Paris Roubaix
Franco Ballerini

Ballerini triumphs over a Colnago C40, first time for a carbon bike in this race, then the C40 won 4 more times in the next 5 years.

1995
World Championship
Abraham Olano

The Spaniard on Colnago BiTitan wins in Duitama, Colombia, one of the toughest world championships ever, ahead of Miguel Indurain and Marco Pantani.

1996
Giro d’Italia
Pavel Tonkov

For the time trial stage of that edition of the Giro, Tonkov rode with the monocoque carbon Colnago C42 with rear hull.

1996
Giro d'Italia
Pavel Tonkov

The Russian runner wins the pink race on a Colnago C40. In the following years, always in the Giro d’Italia, his “duels” with Marco Pantani will become famous.

1996
Parigi Roubaix
Johan Museeuw

After the success of Ballerini for the previous year, Museeuw wins at Roubaix on Colnago C40, with the triumph of the whole Mapei-Colnago team, with second, third and fifth place of Bortolami, Tafi and Ballerini.

1996
World Championship
Johan Museeuw

The Belgian champion wins the rainbow jersey on the Lugano circuit, taking off in a sprint of two, on a Colnago C40, the Swiss rider Mauro Gianetti.

1998
Parigi Roubaix
Franco Ballerini

Ballerini repeats the success of 1995, again on the Colnago C40, a bicycle now kept in the Colnago museum, still encrusted with the original mud of the race.

1998
World Championship
Oscar Camenzind

The Swiss, riding a Colnago C40 in a pouring rain, wins the race in Valkenburg, Holland.

1999
Parigi Roubaix
Andrea Tafi

The Italian rider, on Colnago C40, wins the hardest of the classics. The podium, as in 1996, is all about Colnago, with the Belgian Peeters and Steels second and third.

2000
Parigi Roubaix
Johan Museeuw

Museeuw wins the fifth Roubaix on Colnago C40 in 6 years by Mapei-Colnago. An extraordinary result for one of the most victorious bikes ever.

2001
World Championship
Oscar Freire

In Lisbon, the Spanish rider beats Paolo Bettini in a dramatic sprint.

2001
World Championship
Yaroslaw Popovych

The young Ukrainian Popovych wins in Lisbon the Under 23’s race, leaving the Italian Caruso in the final.

2002
Liegi Bastogne – Liegi
Paolo Bettini

The Tuscan rider triumphs in the oldest classic race pulling away all thanks to the help of his teammate Stefano Garzelli, both on Colnago C50.

2004
Milan Sanremo
Oscar Freire

The Spaniard wins the Milan Sanremo sprint on a Colnago C50 Extreme Power.

2004
World Championship
Oscar Freire

On the Verona circuit, this time riding a Colnago C50 HP, Freire repeats the success of 3 years earlier, beating in a sprint of three Zabel and Paolini.

2007
Tour de France
Michael Rasmussen

The Danish, riding a Colnago Extreme C, dominates the Tour in the mountains.

2007
Vuelta a España
Denis Menchov

The Russian wins the overall classification of the Tour of Spain on Colnago Extreme C.

2007
Paris Tours
Alessandro Petacchi

The strong Italian sprinter won the prestigious French race on Extreme Power, with a sprint of great power.

2008
Cyclocross World Championship
Lars Boom

The strong Dutch rider wins in Treviso on the Colnago C50 Cross in the Elite category.

2010
Tour de France
Antony Charteau

The French rider wins the polka-dotted jersey on Colnago C59 as the best climber for this edition of the Tour.

2011
Tour de France
Thomas Voeckler

10 days in yellow jersey on Colnago C59 for the generous French rider. Colnago realizes for the occasion an all yellow bicycle.

2013
Cyclocross World Championship
Sven Nys

The Belgian cyclist, on Colnago Prestige, wins in Louisville, USA, in the Elite category.

2015
Tour of Flanders
Elisa Longo Borghini

First Italian to win this tough classic, Longo Borghini has detached all 30 km from the finish line on the monocoque Colnago V1-R.

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