Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tulio Campagnolo: One of Sport's Greatest Innovators

The folks over at have come up with their list of the ten greatest sports inventions of all time, and Tullio Campagnolo is there for his quick release (1927) and the Cambio Corsa derailleur (1937). Read all about it here.

Now, truth be told, derailleurs were around long before Tullio put file to metal in Vicenza--touring cyclists had been using them for years--but the quick release certainly was new, and Tullio's Cambio Corsa was the derailleur that first saw wide acceptance in the pro ranks. The rest, as they say, is history.

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