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Top Italian bike maker Bianchi, part of the Cycleurope group of companies,
won't have its name up in lights as solo sponsor of a Division I team this year,
but instead will co-sponsor the Alessio team, whose main sponsor is a Padua,
Italy manufacturer of aluminium car wheels.
That might not sound like an obvious pairing, but we're talking about Italian
companies here. Somewhere in the upper management of every major sponsor of
cycling there's a bike racing fan, and at Alessio, it's the head man himself,
"I have always been a great cycling fan, and ever since I was a little boy
the Bianchi bicycles have attracted and fascinated me in a special way, for
the reason that all the greatest cycling champions competed on Bianchi bikes,"
said Alessio at the recent Alessio-Bianchi team launch. "So, the possibility
to see my name, my brother's name and the company name side by side with the
great Bianchi logo was an exceptional opportunity. In fact, the development
and innovation policy, and the constant investments in state-of-the-art technology,
an essential element in the success of the Alessio brand and products on both
national and international markets, go hand in hand with Bianchi's company philosophy."
Alessio-Bianchi's Bianchi EV3 team bikes come equipped with Campagnolo Record
cranks, gears, and brakes and Proton wheels, Vittoria tyres, ITM bars and stems
and Look pedals.