Monday, February 12, 2007

Ernesto Colnago Celebrates 75th Birthday

"This Friday, the man they call "il mago di Cambiago" (the wizard of Cambiago) treated his diamond anniversary like business as usual, working a full day in the office as always, with the exception that he had extra visits, faxes and phone calls from his many of well-wishers.

Ernesto Colnago still has the passion of a teenager for racing bicycles and bicycle racing. "Tomorrow Petacchi will win," referring to the Milram sprinter's Italian debut in the GP Etruschi (and he did - ed.). "We are sponsoring two ProTour teams, and Landbouwkredeit, Panaria, Navigators and Tinkoff, as well as disabled champion Fabbrizio Macchi, the CAP Arreghini MTB team with Eva Lechner and amateur teams like Pallazago-Vellutex. It's a lot of work for us, but we love racing and this gives us the input we need to improve our products every year."

After over six decades, for Colnago, his passion still burns bright."

Photo: "Knight Of Work": Colnago was recently named "Cavaliere al Merito del Lavoro" by Italian President Napolitano Photo ©: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews
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