Bianchi (Italy) - Press Release: New disc-equipped Specialissima all-rounder joins Oltre XR4 and Aquila, with totally new aesthetic scheme across the board.
The number one bike in the UCI WorldTour receives a total renewal for 2021 with an invigorated colour scheme and graphic approach. The purpose of the aesthetic is boldness and visibility in the bunch while retaining the elegant sophistication for which Bianchi is renowned, and a total alignment between the rider and their equipment. Despite this new approach, the look of the new GreenEDGE racing machines remains loyal to the high standards of Italian design.
“The new look has been devised in close partnership between Bianchi and GreenEDGE, helping to bring together our aligned communication aims, by treating the bicycle and rider as a single integrated entity”, Claudio Masnata – Bianchi Marketing and Communication Manager.
The marque’s signature celeste is joined by a new turquoise-celeste shade that adds an element of modernity, and these two are contrasted against carbon black – emblematic of the company’s approach to innovation and marginal gains. The end result is a dynamic, forward-thinking colour scheme which creates the effect of colours flashing diagonally through the frame.
“For GreenEDGE Cycling, the 2021 season is a new era, a new beginning, and racing it with an iconic brand like Bianchi, will be a great honour. Over the past nine years we have achieved incredible results in the UCI WorldTour. Bianchi will bring their unique Italian style and innovative technologies to the team and together we will aim to achieve great success. We have worked hard in these last months to put together the best team, with the best riders and staff, and we can’t wait to begin this new journey with Bianchi”. Darach McQuaid – Chairman GreenEDGE Cycling.
Reparto Corse: Pedigree Refreshed:
Bianchi was the first bicycle company in the world to create a racing division and the Reparto Corse name has been associated with competitive excellence since the days of Fausto Coppi.
Today, the branding of Reparto Corse has been reimagined to mark this new chapter in Bianchi performance history and gives a start to a structured and ambitious project. While the look has been updated, the dedication to finding competitive advantages, developing new technologies, and the desire and dedication to excel, remain unchanged. It is Bianchi’s goal to spread that passion and enthusiasm from elite riders in the UCI WorldTour to cyclists all around the world.
The new Reparto Corse logo will appear on the livery of GreenEDGE Cycling’s racing bicycles, including selected custom components.
Simon Yates, Michael Matthews, Amanda Spratt and their teammates will pursue victory in the world’s biggest races with the finest racing technologies at their disposal.
Specialissima disc: a high-performance all-rounder, which will excel in every race situation but is at its best in GC battles when the 750g frame enhances the explosive climbing ability of the world’s best riders. The power of lightweight.
Oltre XR4 disc: Bianchi’s aerodynamic race bike, delivering a superbly rigid frame with reactive handling. Designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics, and tested and optimised in the wind tunnel. Ideal for sprints, breaking away and hilly courses.
Aquila: the world famous, world-beating Bianchi time trial bike. It is super aero and fully integrated, with an extra-light build to support riders on hillier courses. Unparalleled control and efficiency in the race of truth.
Bianchi racing equipment:
- Shimano Durace Di2 disc
- Shimano C40 – C60 disc wheelset
- Reparto Corse by Vision/Fsa cockpit
- Pirelli P Zero tires
- Fizik saddles
- Tacx bottles/cages
- Garmin computers