The C59 Italia is the pinnacle of the 2014 Colnago range. A custom made 100% carbon fibre racing machine designed, built and painted in Italy. With a frame weighing approximately 1000g it features an internally ribbed top tube shaped similar to the iconic Colnago Master frame. Frame efficiency is further increased by the use of specific square section chainstays and seatstays.
Two versions are available: One for electronic shifting systems such as Shimano Di2/Campagnolo EPS, and one for traditional mechanical shifting systems. Small features on each type of frame are changed subtly to ensure that the ride quality, performance and reliability are identical, no matter which one you choose.
Light, strong and efficient it is made to fit you perfectly and is the result of decades of experience and knowledge in producing lugged carbon fibre bicycle chassis. This allows the Colnago engineering knowledge and vast levels of experience to be applied to every rider of a C59 Italia, ensuring you are rewarded with a ride that is beyond comparison.
Team Europcar, whose army of riders use Colnago bikes, has secured Harmonie Mutuelle as a co-sponsor in a two-year agreement. The French health insurance outfit has committed to Jean-René Bernaudeau’s Pro Continental team until the end of 2015. It’s great news for Europcar in their bid to secure WorldTour status for next season. Increasing their budget was vital to support their submission to the UCI. Now they can expand the size of the team and extend contracts of current riders. Thomas Voeckler and Pierre Rolland have confirmed they’re to continue with Europcar, while 33-year-old Jimmy Engoulvent recently signed a two-year deal.