Monday, January 18, 2010

Mario Cipollini and ISD–NERI Cycling Team Presentation

The ISD-NERI Cycling Team presentation took place today on the outskirts of Verona at the beautiful Villa Quaranta. Mario Cipollini was on hand to present the "Cipollini" bicycles that ISD-NERI will be using this season.

At the presentation Cipollino revealed how he became involved in creating a Cipollini frame. "In a chance encounter with Federico Zecchetto, founder of Giordana and DMT, the idea arose of producing high-end bicycles. From that day we are working tirelessly, with an engineer for the design and with an Italian company for production of the bicycle. I have made available my name but above all my 30 years of experience in the saddle. We are sure that the that the finished product is the best the riders could ask for." A line of bicycles devoted to innovation and technology that in its first year will be seen in important races beginning with the Tour of San Luis (Argentina) this week.

The main objectives for the team this year: Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and, supposing an invitation, the Giro d'Italia.

Related story here.

Note: the team frame is model "RB1000". An Italian cycling magazine tested a (11,000 euro) Cipollini "RB800" in November which had a traditional, straight, seat tube:

Photos: Visconti and Cipollini, the entire squad

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