From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Colnago was generally regarded as one of the builders of the world's finest road race frames. In 1960, Colnago saw fame as Luigi Arienti rode to a gold medal at the Rome Olympics on a Colnago bicycle. In 1963, Colnago joined the Molteni team as head mechanic, and riders such as Gianni Motta raced on Colnago bikes. A win on a Colnago in the 1970 Milan-San Remo race by Michele Dancelli for the Molteni team inspired Colnago to change his logo to the now-famous 'Asso di Fiori' or Ace of Clubs.
After a storied career - 17 years of leadership in pure speed and over 190 offi cial victories - Mario Cipollini knew he could still give much to the world of cycling. He was animated in particular by the wish to develop tools to be able to transfer to the ground all power of the athlete: instruments capable of opening up a new era, to enhance the amateur as the professional. That’s why it was born Cipollini Bike. Passion and strength in its purest form.
Since 2009, Cipollini Bike is the transposition in production of that same spirit with whom Supermario has dominated for nearly two decades the sports scene. A mindset that the athlete was able to convey to engineers and craftsmen of his team, involved in a process
of continuous advance. From this relationship so tight take shape bikes with an high technological value and fi ne craftsmanship. They are as unique as the athlete whose name they bear.