Friday, January 14, 2011

Bianchi Oltre to Make its Race Debut in Argentina



Androni Giocattoli team riders will officially use, for the first time, their special Bianchi Oltre at the up-coming Tour de San Luis in Argentina, from January 17 to 23. The Argentinian stage-race will be the official debut for the Oltre high-end model.

The European debut will be in Italy at the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, from January 28-30.

By the way, if you like the stealth matte black appearance there is a limited edition available, the "Oltre Nero" , more photos here. The Oltre Nero willbne offered as a complete bike:
-monocoque using high modulus UMS40 carbon,
-Carbon Nano Tube technology,
-1 /8” to 1 1/2” steerer,
-full carbon aero seatpost,
-Campagnolo Super Record 11,
-Campagnolo Bora Ultra 2-Way wheels,
-Vittoria Evo CX 320 TPI tires,
-FSA handlebar and stem,
-Fi:zi’k Antares saddle


Photo: Androni Giocattoli team bike photo by Luis Enrique Barbosa

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