Colnago through the decades: Mega Gallery

Vintage and modern bikes on display at Colnago owners’ day

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews.com

Clothing brand Le Col hosted the 2017 Colnago owners’ day in Gloucestershire, England on the last weekend of September.

The exclusive event saw the launch of the latest garments from former-professional cyclist Yanto Barker’s clothing brand, while showcasing vintage and modern Colnago models alongside bikes belonging to various professional riders.

A 65km/40-mile sportive accompanied the event in the Cotswolds countryside, with Ben Swift (UAE Team Emirates) in attendance only a week after his fifth place finish at the World Championships in Bergen, Norway.

The bikes on show included Eddy Merckx’s 1971 Colnago Super, a 1984 Colnago Regal and a 1992 Colnago Carbitubo with a distinctive split down tube design.

Thomas Voeckler’s 2011 all-yellow Colnago C59 from the Tour de France was also on display, alongside Stefani Zanini’s C40 Mapei and the incredibly detailed Colnago Jet made famous by Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi.

Colnago also showcased its latest models including the C60, V2-R and the Concept aero machine.

See more from the event here.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to take a look at the Italian bikes on show.

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