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.
In Prague, the great Belgian sprinter, riding a Colnago Mexico, beats in the last meters Beppe 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.
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.
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.
The cyclist from Trentino conquers this great classic on Colnago Carbitubo, detaching everyone on the Poggio climb.
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.
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.
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.
The Spaniard on Colnago BiTitan wins in Duitama, Colombia, one of the toughest world championships ever, ahead of Miguel Indurain and Marco Pantani.
For the time trial stage of that edition of the Giro, Tonkov rode with the monocoque carbon Colnago C42 with rear hull.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Swiss, riding a Colnago C40 in a pouring rain, wins the race in Valkenburg, Holland.
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.
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.
In Lisbon, the Spanish rider beats Paolo Bettini in a dramatic sprint.
The young Ukrainian Popovych wins in Lisbon the Under 23’s race, leaving the Italian Caruso in the final.
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.
The Spaniard wins the Milan Sanremo sprint on a Colnago C50 Extreme Power.
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.
The Danish, riding a Colnago Extreme C, dominates the Tour in the mountains.
The Russian wins the overall classification of the Tour of Spain on Colnago Extreme C.
The strong Italian sprinter won the prestigious French race on Extreme Power, with a sprint of great power.
The strong Dutch rider wins in Treviso on the Colnago C50 Cross in the Elite category.
The French rider wins the polka-dotted jersey on Colnago C59 as the best climber for this edition of the Tour.
10 days in yellow jersey on Colnago C59 for the generous French rider. Colnago realizes for the occasion an all yellow bicycle.
The Belgian cyclist, on Colnago Prestige, wins in Louisville, USA, in the Elite category.
First Italian to win this tough classic, Longo Borghini has detached all 30 km from the finish line on the monocoque Colnago V1-R.