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New Alessio-Bianchi Team Kit(4 posts)

New Alessio-Bianchi Team Kitvelocity
Jan 27, 2004 12:09 PM
Hadn't heard about this. Below is from the Bianchi USA website.

New Alessio-Bianchi Cycling Team Announced
01/26/2004

Brothers Andrea and Celeste Alessio, Italian cycling enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, have joined forces with Bianchi to form a new 20-member professional cycling team.

Team Allesio-Bianchi will be managed by veterans Bruno Cenghialta and Dario Mariuzzo. Members, who include cycling champion Andrea Tafi, will be riding new, state-of-the-art aluminum and carbon fiber frames in upcoming competitions. Attendees at today's press conference caught a glimpse of the new bicycle and the team's uniform, which is striped in Bianchi's signature Celeste green.

Cycling champion and new Allesio-Bianchi team member Andrea Tafi said, "I'm really proud to be competing on a Bianchi bicycle. It's a "historical" but extremely modern bicycle. I used it for my training all winter long and I just can't wait to test it during a race."

Whaddya think of the new kit? It's growing on me.
re: New Alessio-Bianchi Team Kithappycx
Jan 27, 2004 12:14 PM
Cool. You gotta like Celeste (OK, lets hear it), but the mix of the red and the dark blue is similiar to their Motorex setup (not including the checkered flag). Wouldn't that have been somethin'
re: New Alessio-Bianchi Team KitbestT
Jan 27, 2004 12:22 PM
They should have stayed on DeRosas. Much better color combination. I think the Celeste looks bad with the blue and red.....
btw, that's Felice Gimondi in the backgroundvelocity
Jan 27, 2004 12:29 PM
Felice Gimondi
Born: 29-Sep-1942, Sedrina, Italy

Major Placings and Awards
1964: 1st Tour de l'Avenir
1965: 1st Tour de France, 2nd Fleche Wallonne, 2nd Grand Prix of Forli, 3rd Giro d'Italia
1966: 1st Paris-Roubaix, 1st Giro di Lombardia, 1st Paris-Bruxelles, 1st Coppa Placci, 2nd Grand Prix des Nations, 2nd Super Prestige Pernod
1967: 1st Giro d'Italia, 1st Giro di Lazio, 1st Grand Prix des Nations, 1st Baracchi Trophy (with Jacques Anquetil), 1st Grand Prix of Forli, 2nd Giro di Lombardia, 9th Tour de France, 3rd Super Prestige Pernod
1968: 1st Vuelta a Espana, 1st Grand Prix des Nations, 1st Italian Road Race Championship, 1st Grand Prix of Forli, 2nd Vuelta y Catalunya, 2nd Super Prestige Pernod, 3rd Giro d'Italia, 3rd Gent-Wevelgem
1969: 1st Giro d'Italia, 1st Tour of Romandy, 1st Grand Prix of Forli, 2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen, 2nd Super Prestige Pernod
1970: 2nd Giro d'Italia, 2nd Giro di Lombardia, 3rd World Road Race Championship
1971: 1st Tour of Piedmont, 1st Grand Prix of Forli, 2nd World Road Race Championship, 2nd Milano-San Remo
1972: 1st Italian Road Race Championship, 1st Vuelta y Catalunya, 2nd Gent-Wevelgem, 2nd Grand Prix of Forli, 3rd Giro di Lombardia
1973: 1st World Road Race Championship, 1st Giro di Lombardia, 1st Tour of Piedmont, 1st Grand Prix of Forli, 2nd Giro d'Italia, 3rd Milano-San Remo
1974: 1st Milano-San Remo, 2nd Grand Prix of Forli, 3rd Giro d'Italia
1975: 3rd Giro d'Italia
1976: 1st Giro d'Italia, 1st Paris-Bruxelles
1977: 2nd Giro di Lazio