Monday, July 11, 2011

Colnago Le Tour de France Special - Team Europcar Thomas Voeckler C59 Italia

Colnago is super excited to see one of their sponsored teams (Team Europcar) to be on the podium, and in a Yellow Jersey no less. To celebrate this joyful occasion, they decided to make a special edition Colnago C59 Italia for the yellow jersey winning Thomas Voeckler. *Photos courtesy of*

Colnago's marketing manager Alessandro Colnago who is the grandson of Ernesto gave a small insight to how much effort it was to make this frame in time for tomorrow's stage of Le Tour de France.

"This morning at five am we prepared the frame [in Cambiago, near Milan]. At six am our driver took it to our painting factory in Cascina [about 320km away]. At eleven am the frame was ready and came back. We then finished the frame with the headset and bottom bracket, and now the driver is leaving for Aurillac [800km from Cambiago] where the team hotel is." - Alessandro Colnago *quoted from*

Thomas Voeckler rides a 50s with a custom top tube of 54cm, 1cm longer than the traditional 50s size.
It's not custom till they have your name painted on the frame

Alessandro Colnago getting ready to get the final product to Team Europcar's hotel.

Ernesto Colnago doing the final check on the C59 Italia before it's sent out for Voeckler.
Colnago is looking forward to showing off the custom frame in tomorrow's stage of the tour, and they hope Voeckler can hang on to the yellow jersey till this Thursday if not Friday of this week. We look forward to seeing many glimpse of this one-off C59 Italia!

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