Colnago Saronni

A 56cm early 80's Colnago Saronni with a Columbus SL frame produced by Colnago in recognition of the cycling achievements of Giuseppe Saronni. The bike is in very good condition with very few blemishes. It has a superb list of components as below:

  • Campagnolo Super Record crankset
  • Campagnolo Record bottom bracket
  • Campagnolo Nuovo Record headset
  • Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur
  • Campagnolo Nuovo Record front derailleur
  • Galli shifters
  • Galli Criterium brakes
  • Galli Criterium brake levers
  • San Marco Rolls saddle
  • 3ttt stem
  • 3ttt bars
  • Campagnolo Super Record pedals
  • Galli hubs
  • Galli Criterium tubular rims

About Saronni

saronni-giuseppeBorn in Novara, Piedmont, Saronni turned professional in 1977. During his career, that lasted until 1989, he won 193 races and had a famous rivalry with Francesco Moser.

He was the winner of the Giro d'Italia in 1979 and 1983. In 1982 he won the World Cycling Championship at Goodwood, England, beating American Greg LeMond. His final sprint was so impressive that it gained him the nickname of “Goodwood rifle-shot”. The previous year he had won a silver medal, as he had been overcome in the final by Freddy Maertens of Belgium. In 1982 Saronni also won the Giro di Lombardia.

At the beginning of 1983 another striking sprint gave him the Milan – San Remo classic, after three consecutive second places in that race. This was Saronni's last great classics victory.