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First TdF win for Colnago bikes... it took a while and comes just 4 months after Ernesto sold the company.
Would be interesting to look back at which historic manufacturers have yet to win the Tour... anyone?

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,618

    First TdF win for Colnago bikes... it took a while and comes just 4 months after Ernesto sold the company.
    Would be interesting to look back at which historic manufacturers have yet to win the Tour... anyone?

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  • First TdF win for Colnago bikes... it took a while and comes just 4 months after Ernesto sold the company.
    Would be interesting to look back at which historic manufacturers have yet to win the Tour... anyone?

    Ribble
    Yeahbbut they never even tried...

    ... and is Pinarello the most successful in the modern era? 5 wins with Indurain and another 6 with Team Sky/Ineos...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,871
    edited September 2020



    Yeahbbut they never even tried...

    ... and is Pinarello the most successful in the modern era? 5 wins with Indurain and another 6 with Team Sky/Ineos...


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  • ... of course, forgot about Telekom...
  • Any indurain tours won on a Reynolds ... ?
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  • Or am I getting my memory wrong
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Just tubing wasn't it? A zillion years ago it seems
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,218

    First TdF win for Colnago bikes... it took a while and comes just 4 months after Ernesto sold the company.

    Thought we'd covered this yesterday.
    Merckx for starters.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,871

    Just tubing wasn't it? A zillion years ago it seems


    Yes. Delgado won the Tour for Reynolds on a Pinarello
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  • RichN95. said:

    Just tubing wasn't it? A zillion years ago it seems


    Yes. Delgado won the Tour for Reynolds on a Pinarello
    That was it
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?
  • Trek won 7 in a row at the turn of the century.

    Or, at least, I remember them doing it
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  • Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?

    Ryder the giro maybe?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Trek won 7 in a row at the turn of the century.

    Or, at least, I remember them doing it

    Lol
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,871
    edited September 2020

    Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?

    Ryder the giro maybe?

    That was a Cervelo. Basso and Di Luca on the other hand did win on Cannondales.
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  • RichN95. said:

    Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?

    Ryder the giro maybe?

    That was a Cervelo. Basso and Di Luca on the other hand did win on Cannondales.
    Shleck's contador year win? Was that cervelo ?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,759
    I nominate this for the most tedious thread ever.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,060

    RichN95. said:

    Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?

    Ryder the giro maybe?

    That was a Cervelo. Basso and Di Luca on the other hand did win on Cannondales.
    Shleck's contador year win? Was that cervelo ?
    Sastre..?
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,557
    Riis was on a painted/"rebadged" Pegoretti (not a Pinarello) as far as I'm aware.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,871

    RichN95. said:

    Did anyone ever win the Tour on a Cannondale?

    Ryder the giro maybe?

    That was a Cervelo. Basso and Di Luca on the other hand did win on Cannondales.
    Shleck's contador year win? Was that cervelo ?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,218
    edited September 2020
    Ben6899 said:

    Riis was on a painted/"rebadged" Pegoretti (not a Pinarello) as far as I'm aware.

    There was once a hidden acceptance that the top riders could ride the bike of their choice as long as it was painted correctly. Pegoretti was one of those.

    Helped by steel bikes looking fairly similar with the right paint.
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  • Paint wins...

    Who was the last winner on a Look? FIgnon? Lemond? The Badger?
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  • pblakeney said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Riis was on a painted/"rebadged" Pegoretti (not a Pinarello) as far as I'm aware.

    There was once a hidden acceptance that the top riders could ride the bike of their choice as long as it was painted correctly. Pegoretti was one of those.

    Helped by steel bikes looking fairly similar with the right paint.
    I'm fairly sure I read about Zulle riding a Litespeed painted as a Peugeot once upon a time.
  • DeadCalm said:

    I nominate this for the most tedious thread ever.

    Mate, there's a thread on Carlton Kirby that's a gazillion pages and several centuries long.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,060
    edited September 2020
    in fairness to that thread though, people just need a place to let off a Primal Scream.

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  • Merckx used frames built by Ernesto Colnago, when he was with the Molteni team, so I guess this year’s win wasn’t strictly speaking the first, for a Colnago.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,436

    Merckx used frames built by Ernesto Colnago, when he was with the Molteni team, so I guess this year’s win wasn’t strictly speaking the first, for a Colnago.

    If only this hadn’t been mentioned 20 posts above, it might have been interesting.
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