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A magic double!

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A great end of the season for the athletes of Team Colpack Ballan who,  in Ponsacco, Tuscany, almost got an incredible double victory yesterday. A first place with Michele Gazzoli, in the morning race, and a 2nd place for Antonio Tiberi, in the afternoon time trial.

Super happy the winner of the morning, Michele Gazzoli, said: “2 successes in 2 races (Sunday he won in Montecatini Terme) is a dream. I had been hoping for a long time to realize a double like this. Evidently, things have settled down and I have more confidence. Everything is different and I am happy”.

The construction of the sprint starts from afar: “The last 15 km we made the selection and thanks to my companions the group has thinned out. Then they flew me to the finish with Tiberi and Rastelli for the final launch. At 250 meters I started in progression and I won at the photo finish”.

The afternoon was focused on Antonio Tiberi who had been coming for a very intense week. The youngster has ridden an excellent time on the 33 km of the track.
Tiberi: “I felt good and the route had a lot of wind in the initial part. Everything went well, maybe I just started a bit slow. The secret of these team performances? We found a good balance and we work compactly for the goal”.

A team victory!

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Great team performance for Team Colpack Ballan at the Trofeo Del Rosso last Sunday, thanks to Michele Gazzoli, 1st on the finishing line, ahead of his teammate Luca Rastelli, 2nd at 17″, and Tommaso Rigatti, 4th.
A meaningful race, especially for Michele Gazzoli, who has been experiencing a troubled season. The sprinter from Brescia seemed to have lost the feeling with the highest step of the podium. Is the same rider who tells all his joy and sums up the race.

“It was a though race with a breakaway that characterized all the central part with an advantage that exceeded 3 minutes. Here we of Colpack Ballan entered into action with a rhythm that thinned the advantage and selected the group. Uphill we remained in 3, with Rastelli doing the pace, I started on the climb and arrived alone. Evidently it was one of those days when all the planets lined up, there was rain, which I love and everything went in the right direction. Thanks to all the teammates for their generosity”.

By his side, the second classified Rastelli comments: “An incredible effort. When Gazzoli started from the back we were left in 2, but our adversary made a mistake downhill and so I found myself alone in second position that I kept until the finish line for a breath”.

Winning Pressure!

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Great victory for Team Colpack Ballan yesterday. Antonio Tiberi arrived alone at the finish line of the International Trofeo città di San Vendemiano-Trofeo Industria e Commercio, a UCI European Tour 1.2MU class race.
Tiberi’s breakaway started with 15 km to go, at first together with Filippo Conca, and then alone. For the Roman rider, this is the third seasonal success after Imola and Tuscany. Behind him, at more than a minute, Kevin Colleoni, and Matteo Baseggio.

“It was a great joy – said Tiberi himself – arrived after a demanding race. I’d love to dedicate this victory to Mr. Beppe Colleoni who followed us in streaming.  I thank the whole team and the mechanic, Stefano Casiraghi, who worked until late to give me Cinelli’s new bike. It worked out perfectly”.
“I broke away with Conca, but he confessed he was not in great shape. I didn’t want to risk it and on the climb that follows Cà del Poggio I tried to escape. I succeeded briefly to make the void and arrive alone. Since last week I realized I’m in a super-fast shape”.

The Colpack Ballan rider expressed a regret: “Too bad that there is no World Championship, because of Covid, with this condition I feel that I could have done well. Now I hope to give Colpack Ballan more satisfactions”.

Tiberi raced and won with Pressure, the top of the Cinelli racing family.
Find out all the details here.

Swiss victory

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Excellent success of Giacomo Saligari in the chrono climb from Giubiasco to Carena in Switzerland last Sunday. The Energy Team rider conquered the victory among the juniores. The race saw the elite and the juniores racing together. The young Saligari (second overall) gave the Lombard team of Rocco Pisano the first achievement of 2020.

A weekend to remember!

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Great weekend for Team Colpack Ballan.
Silver and bronze Saturday for Andrea Piccolo and Antonio Tiberi at the Italian Chrono Championships U23 on their WYSIWYG.

On Sunday good success for the Team Colpack Ballan that gets a splendid 1st and 2nd place with Davide Boscaro and Giulio Masotto in the international test of Scratch (30 laps), on the track of Fiorenzuola d’Arda.

am Colpack Ballan has been under the spotlight even on Monday, at the Grande Trittico Lombardo, with Davide Baldaccini who, in a bunch of 5 riders, started a very long breakaway after just 10 km and got closed at 20 from the finish.
The rider from Bergamo won 2 flying goals, highlighting his endurance skills.

WYSIWYG!

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Great third place last Saturday for Energy Team rider Alessandro Bona at the Individual Time Trial in Morimondo (PV) in the Juniores category.
Alessandro raced the Cinelli WYSIWYG chrono frame. Bravo!

Back in the street!

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The balance of the race weekend for the Team Colpack Ballan in Emilia Romagna consisted of a third-place with Davide Persico on Friday in Faenza, a 5th with Samuele Zoccarato on Saturday at Circuito dei Monti Coralli, and a 12th place on Sunday with Antonio Tiberi in Sant’Ermente (RN). Sunday Michele Gazzoli and Nicolas Gomez crashed, luckily without serious consequences.
A second roster took part in the Gp Kranj, in Slovenia, where Luca Rastelli got a top 20 finish in a high-level race with many pro riders.
Next Saturday the Team will race the Italian U23 Time Trial Championship in Cerbara di Città di Castello.

We will hug again

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Dear friend,

how are you?

We are healthy and ready to start again, ensuring the safety of those who work with us.

Since the beginning of the lockdown, our technical, creative, commercial and administrative departments have been remote working, with meetings in virtual mode. Production has continued as long as permitted by government decrees.

Now, in view of May 4th, we are adapting the routes and processes to the needs of social distancing: we have reorganized the warehouse in order to be able to safely process orders and requests, and we are preparing to apply all the necessary procedures to ensure the safety and health of all those who enter the premises. Wherever possible, we will maintain the remote working mode to do our part for the collective well-being.

The athletes and Cinelli Ambassadors are making their personal contribution to solidarity projects, such as Paola Gianotti who has cycled for 12 hours in a row on rollers to buy devices for hospitals. Together with Marta Castronuovo of Yoga-à-Porter we created Cinelli Cares, the video yoga pills for the home training of cyclists. We organize meetups and rides on Zwift to maintain fitness and community spirit. With Becycling who quit their travel around the world after almost six years, we questioned the meaning travelling in Covid time, in an Instagram Cinelli Talk. Our athletes from Team Colpack Ballan, Energy Team, Team LVF, G.S. Stabbia, Deka Riders, Falasca MG.K Vis Luxor, Team Cinelli Smith, Army of two, Cinelli Chicks, Lovelo Squadra donne, Team Jadan, Sportcomplex Breclav, Velo ibike, Rush Cycles, Black Sox Bicycle Club are training professionaly with great commitment at home, communicating on social networks.

Now the most demanding challenge awaits us: to start again. But those who ride bikes are used to great challenges that require competence, renewal, teamwork, commitment, strength and sweat. We want to be close to our community of riders, to our dealers, to our distributors, in order to start again all together and to give our contribution to the cultural and commercial development of ourselves, of our partners and of the whole sector.

We want to promote the use of the bicycle as the main tool of the necessary social distancing to decongest urban mobility: the bicycle is an individual choice for the collective good. We want to dialogue with the other players in the sector and participate in the discussion tables, to give a strong and decisive new impetus to the bike industry. We want to promote incentives to buy a bike and use two wheels as a prevention tool. We want to support our partners and Ambassadors in road safety campaigns and for the reduction of VAT on bicycles. We want to participate in the construction of sustainable models of renewal that highlight the economic, ecological and health benefits of two wheels. We want to promote local cycling as the first engine for the rebirth of the territory.

We need to imagine new ways of living and living together. And to work. We are rethinking with new creative lymph to work models that previously worked but are no longer adequate: we must immediately transfer into daily life what we have learnt in recent months, demonstrating our resilience and intelligence in forging relationships and building new economies.

The lockdown has shown us the possibility of fully exploiting digital communication technologies, opening up space for immediate confrontation, abolishing downtime, showing ourselves to others even in our private daily lives. The invitation is to hold on to this gained closeness paradoxically dictated by the necessary distance, to work better together and dialogue in a new, empathic and effective way, creating a powerful human and professional connection.

Great stage races will be back, because bicycles have to run. And we will be there.
In the meantime, let’s get back on track together.

We are in touch

Antonio Colombo and Cinelli Team

Cinelli Cares

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This is the perfect season for cycling: days are getting longer, sun is warm but not hot, even the wind is gentler.
Unfortunately, however, the Coronavirus situation requires everybody to stay at home to safeguard the community health.
After the initial discouragement, virtual reality came to the rescue and now you can train with friends even staying at home.

To integrate and complete the indoor training Cinelli has created Cinelli Cares, a series of yoga classes specifically designed to complement the preparation of cyclists by working on strength and flexibility with the aim of improving performance on the pedals.

Marta Castronuovo will guide you into the deepest secrets of yoga for cyclists. Marta is yoga teacher and founder of Yoga à Porter, a school with the aim of offering a teacher who is not alienated from reality, closing herself in the minimalism of yoga centers, but who experiences and knows as much as possible the reality in which we live, spreading through the city, entering houses, small and large offices, co-working, such as bars or theaters and more.
In this sense, the kaleidoscopic education of Marta was fundamental. She graduated in Philosophy, Art and Anthropology, and blended them with extensive studies of Yoga, Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.
For more information about Marta’s experiences, click here.

The first episode of Cinelli Cares will be published tomorrow, then every Tuesday and Friday, on the IGTV Cinelli Official channel.

Namasté!

CCCP goes Zwift!

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Cinelli Cycling Club Program, our usual bike test agenda, is now obviously suspended due to Covid-19. But we continue our cycling and training together indoors, on ZWIFT.

Follow “CINELLI OFFICIAL” on Zwift Companion to participate in the CCCP Meetups.
Meetups have just 50 available spots, so first come first served!

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm CET and Saturday mornings at 10am CET

Zwifters, keep ridin’ in the free (virtual) world!

Next week CCCP calendar on Zwift

Tuesday 14 – 6 pm: Criterium “London Classic” – city circuit in central London 6.5 x 4 laps
Thursday 16 – 6 pm: Long Ride “Three Sisters” – 49 Km, + 879 mts Ascent
Saturday 18 – 10 am: Social Ride “Dust in The Wind” – 53,1 Km, +413 mts Ascent

See you there!