Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pantani's Bianchi

Lest we forget ... Marco Pantani won the Tour de France on a Campy-equipped machine. He met a tragic end, but Campagnolo fans will always remember his ability to fly up the mountains.

From the CyclingNews article:

Looking shockingly minimal in comparison to currently fashionable deep-section carbon, the Electron's box-section rims were ideally suited to a rider of Pantani's nature: they had low inertia for rapid accelerations, they were comfortable over the long haul for such a light rider, and they were easily serviceable with grease injection ports front and rear, readily replaceable components and a tubular tire bed that offered a more reliable bond than carbon.

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