Thursday, November 26, 2009

Petacchi's New Wilier Cento1 Superleggera

Alessandro Petacchi visited the headquarters of Wilier Triestina in Rossano Veneto (VI) to finalize the construction details and finishing of the Wilier Cento1 Superleggera that he will ride with Lampre-Farnese Vini in 2010. Accompanying Petacchi was Giuseppe Saronni, team manager, and together they were shown through various areas of the Wilier plant by the Gastaldello family, owners of Wilier.

Petacchi will be riding a modified version of the Superleggera model, the model introduced this past summer for the the Tour de France. Although the Superleggera, weighing approximately 900 grams, already had reinforcements at the most stressed points, Petacchi's bike will have additional reinforcements in order to avoid the slightest loss of stiffness in the sprints.

Photo: Alejet with his Cento1 Superleggera at the Wilier plant

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