Cannondale Saeco 1997 TdF Mario Cipollini for sale
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Another one of those days has arrived where look deep inside my Saeco Cannondale collection cupboard and say, you know what, considering sold the rest of my Team Saeco bikes perhaps its time to offer this special one up for someone else to appreciate and display proudly as much as do.This 1997 CAD3 may look pretty familiar, Why? Well this is the EXACT replica of the Saeco Team bike used in the 1997 TdF for days whilst wearing the Yellow Jersey.Stage 7th July 1997Stage 8th July 1997Stage 9th July 1997Stage 10th July 1997The original Team ridden bike’s whereabouts we do not know, Private collection? Museum? Repainted for another race? Who knows?These stages changed the future of what we see as normal nowadays, the sight of rider wearing shorts to match the Grand Tour leader’s jersey is pretty standard affair. Cipollini, though, was pioneer in this regard. Cannondale, the clothing manufacture for the Saeco team, was the first brand to kit out rider in head-to-toe colour-coordinated kit.Sure, they may just have only been different coloured shorts but wow did they generate publicity. The fact that Cannondale also matched the bike to the jersey didn’t go unnoticed either. He was fined for wearing an all-yellow outfit while leading the Tour de France; and now this practice to wear more yellow and even have yellow bike has since become generally accepted.These antics violated UCI regulations, which resulted in Cipollini and his team being fined few thousand Swiss francs.So will this fit your collection? Lets look at some details:Cannondale CAD3 1997 58cm frameset Carbon fork.Shimano Dura Ace 7700 9sp groupset inc headset175mm 53/39t crankset 11/25t cassetteCinelli Top ERGO66 44cm barsCinelli Oyster 140mm quill stemSan Marco Regal – Cipollini ‘’The Lion King’’ SaddleSpinergy Rev wheelsetVittoria Open DRY Freedom 700x20c tyresLook Racing PP296 pedalsElite Ciussi bidon cagesSigma Sport BC800 computerCinelli Bar tape This bike is immaculately presented will blow your mind in the flesh.$7500 AUD.Shipping available worldwide and price will be quoted upon contact with your location via express courier from Brisbane, Australia.Serious Inquiries onlyAdam Le Service Course bicycle workshopFOR MORE FULL HI-RESOLUTION IMAGES AND DETAILS PLEASE REFER TOLe Service Course bicycle workshop FACEBOOK PAGE
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