Friday, February 22, 2008

Cipollini....Black Machine

"In fact, 'Cipo' is using virtually none of the team's officially sponsored gear.
His bike is fitted with Shimano Dura-Ace instead of Campagnolo Record, Lightweight Standard wheels rather than the official Cole Products hoops and he even uses Specialized tubular tires instead of the officially supplied Challenge rubber.
In place of a Stella Azzurra stem is a carbon fiber Bontrager Race XXX Lite model (painted black on one bike) and Cipollini head is protected by a Specialized helmet, not a LAS.But what of the frame itself? Cipo’s frame bears no resemblance to anything in the DeRosa stable and is decorated only with large ‘Cipollini’ badging on the main triangle"

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