Oman Expedition

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Almost a year ago, two runners and friends, Omar Mohamed Alì and Davide Ugolini, decided to realize their dream of crossing the  Rub’ al-Khali desert in Oman, from Muscat to Salalah. The guys were well trained and used to extreme challenges, nonetheless, the effort was intense:  in 16 days Omar and Davide covered 1900 km both riding and running, overcoming their mental and physical limits. In this extraordinary adventure, they discovered a pristine landscape, a country unknown to most. In such a hard challenging journey, they did not discover just Oman, they discovered themselves as well. Their weapon of choice could not be other than the Hobo Geo, born for the pioneers and the great transcontinental crossing.
Discover the Oman Expedition documentary here!

A night with Richard Sachs

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Richard Sachs, world-famous American framebuilder, celebrates 100 years of Columbus at Anima d’acciaio, in a conversation with Pietro Pietricola from Officina Dario Pegoretti, led by the journalist Federico Meda.

The dialogue will explore Sachs’ experience as a rider alongside with the origins and development of his job as a framebuilder, using Columbus tubing, and his collaboration with Dario Pegoretti.
Pietro Pietricola’s experience and point of view will face the relationship between tradition and innovation.

Contributions from a qualified public of framebuilders, makers and Columbus friends will be a further enrichment of the speech.
The conversation will be held in English.
Further info here.

A night with Richard Sachs
December 4th 2019 | 7pm
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea
Via Solferino 44, Milano

“Anima d’acciaio: Columbus and bicycle design” hosts Richard Sachs’ amazingly red race lugged-steel-frame.
Here a selection of images of the contents and opening of the exhibit.
Open to the public until January 18th 2020.

Anima d’Acciaio: Columbus and the bicycle design

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Dear Friend,
we are very proud to invite you to the opening of Anima d’Acciaio: Columbus and bicycle design, the second chapter of ‘Columbus continuum: 100 years of a steel manufactory in Milan’, Wednesday, November the 20th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea gallery.

The exhibition will be open to the public from November 21st to January 18Th 2020.

Anima d’Acciaio: Columbus and bicycle design
Wednesday 20th November
from 6.30 pm to 9 pm
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea
Via Solferino 44, Milan

Duranti wins in New Caledonia

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A few days ago, with a representative of four Italian riders, Jalel Duranti is taking part in the Tour of New Caledonia, in Oceania. A competition that also wants to be a life experience for many European riders who participate in it. The Italians, on the occasion, defend the colors of the team Pontoni / Casa-Italia team.
After the first two half-stages on Thursday, the second stage of 91.3 km with arrival in Bourain took place on Saturday where the Team Colpack’s rider won the sprint. They were in four in the final and Duranti had the best of the French Thomas Chassagne and the Tahitian Raimana Mataoa, with the other Frenchman Julian Lino fourth.
Now in the overall standings leads the newcaledonian Florian Barket with 1’05” of advantage on Jalel Duranti. The race will end on October 26th after 11 stages.

Podium for Buitrago

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Team Cinelli raced a great Milano – Rapallo last Sunday. Valter Ghigino, Matteo Rotondi and Santiago Buitrago put down an extra effort to win in their home race. In the end, Buitrago managed to gain the third place, and Rotondi got fifth.

Bagioli wins!

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It was the great goal of the end of the season, they had prepared it meticulously and they hit it the target. Andrea Bagioli and the Team Colpack triumph in the 91st Piccolo Giro di Lombardia, the international cycling classic for the Under 23 category that took place Sunday in Oggiono (Lecco). The 20-year-old of the Colpack Team – who next year will be a pro riders with the Deceuninck – Quick-Step – defeated the French comrade Clement Champoussin (Chambery Cyclisme Formation) in the final sprint. Mattia Petrucci (Groupama – FDJ Continental) completed the podium.
At the event the best of the Under 23 category was present at world level and Bagioli is confirmed as one of the most brilliant international talents. After 176 km of race he showed coldness and class without failing to escape the victory. “I’m happy, Piccolo Lombardia was my great end-of-season goal and in the last period I worked only for the day today. It is a prestigious success and I wanted to do well to leave the Team Colpack in the best possible way and say thanks to President Beppe Colleoni, the temmates and all the staff for these wonderful years spent together ”.

TTT Italian Champions

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For the third consecutive year, the Team Colpack is the Italian champion of the Under-23 Team Time Trial.
President Beppe Colleoni’s team line-up repeated on the Treviglio roads, adding another precious result to his already rich palmares.
The train deployed by team manager Antonio Bevilacqua and sports director Gianluca Valoti included Alessandro Covi, Giulio Masotto, Davide Baldaccini and Paolo Baccio. The quartet covered the 39 km of the track with the time of 47’19’88, anticipating by 41 seconds the Mastromarco Sensi Dover and 42 seconds the General Store.

Galimberti again

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Great performance for Lorenzo Galimberti at Giornata Nazionale della Bicicletta, with the finish line on the world-famous Madonna del Ghisallo.
After being in the front from the early beginning of the race together with the Russian rider Ivanov, he got passed at the last climb. Nonetheless, Galimberti’s third place is solid and satisfying.

Bagioli strikes again

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Sunday of celebration for the Team Colpack with Andrea Bagioli who returned to win the 32nd Trofeo Gs Gavardo. The final climb towards the finish line in Gavardo he preceded Kevin Colleoni and Filippo Magli. Test of strength of Bagioli that proves to have found again the verve of the best days to finish this last season with the jersey of the president Beppe Colleoni’s team, before the passage, from next year, to the world of pro riders with the Deceuninck – Quick- Step.

Podium Again

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Thanks to the last climb, Team Cinelli rider Santiago Buitrago has been capable to reach a great 2nd place at 56^ Coppa 29 Martiri in Tuscany last Sunday. The Team performed great also in Apulia, where Matteo Rotondi got 3rd bot on Saturday and on Sunday. Congrats guys!