First produced in the mid-1980s, the Master is a perennial favourite. It is the fruit of Colnago’s extensive experience in steel tubing, welding, and lugged frame construction techniques. It’s entirely designed, made and chromium plated in Italy with DT15V steel. The Master offers supreme comfort thanks to the ride quality offered by the custom drawn steel tubing. The star-shaped tubes and chromed lugs combined with a 1-inch chrome plated steel Precisa fork make it a classic and truly elegant bicycle that offers a ride unlike anything else. Available in 16 sizes and three colour variations.
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.