Even if you can’t climb the mountains like Thomas Voeckler, you can still ride his bike – or at least one exactly like his bike. Colnago has unveiled a special edition C59 Italia road bike. And as Voeckler scored 135 points climbing in the recently completed Tour de France Colonago has limited the run of these to 135-pieces.
The top of the line Colnago frame is available in both standard and sloping geometry, and of course features the polka dot paint design that is meant to honor the King of the Mountain.
“We were inspired by the way he won his stages, especially the stage to Bagnères-de-Luchon; that was a real show of Thomas’ panache and character. He also took the polka-dot jersey that day and then kept it all the way to Paris. We’re very proud that he and other riders at Team Europcar used the new Colnago C59 Italia and M10 S Team Edition bikes.”
For those 135 lucky people who get to ride one of these it will likely be a pride and joy as well. And it won’t require any climbs in the Alps either.