Friday, January 14, 2011

Bianchi Oltre to Make its Race Debut in Argentina

Androni Giocattoli team riders will officially use, for the first time, their special Bianchi Oltre at the up-coming Tour de San Luis in Argentina, from January 17 to 23. The Argentinian stage-race will be the official debut for the Oltre high-end model.

The European debut will be in Italy at the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, from January 28-30.

By the way, if you like the stealth matte black appearance there is a limited edition available, the "Oltre Nero" , more photos here. The Oltre Nero willbne offered as a complete bike:
-monocoque using high modulus UMS40 carbon,
-Carbon Nano Tube technology,
-1 /8” to 1 1/2” steerer,
-full carbon aero seatpost,
-Campagnolo Super Record 11,
-Campagnolo Bora Ultra 2-Way wheels,
-Vittoria Evo CX 320 TPI tires,
-FSA handlebar and stem,
-Fi:zi’k Antares saddle

Photo: Androni Giocattoli team bike photo by Luis Enrique Barbosa

Share your story. Write a story about your cycling trip, or an aspect of your trip, in Italy. Or, it can be about a granfondo experience, a special encounter, your favorite ride, etc. The period for story submissions for prizes will be January 1-February 15, 2011. Prizes will be awarded on a random basis, stories will not be judged on which is the "best" one. Nevertheless, it should be a good story for the enjoyment of all readers. Photos accompanying the story are most welcome. If you have any questions email me at See photos of prizes here. Prize donated by:
CycleItalia, specializing in cycling tours in Italy, the premiere site for gifts and merchandise for cyclists
Enzo’s ButtonHole Chamois Cream,chamois cream for the ultimate protection
FreeBirdVelo, Italian themed T-shirts
Strada Hand Built Wheels, custom wheel building
Velo-Retro, all things retro for cycling
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