Colnago has just announced a 135-piece limited edition run of their C59 Italia road bike frame to celebrate Thomas Voeckler’s 135 points in the race for the Climber’s Jersey at this year’s Tour de France.
The frame is available in both standard and sloping geometry, made for standard mechanical or Di2/EPS electronic groups.
“Thomas is one of the heroes of the Tour de France and so it’s only right we celebrate his success with a special bike,” Ernesto Colnago said on the brand’s website.
“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 other riders at Team Europcar used the new Colnago C59 Italia and M10 S Team Edition bikes.”
The C59 Italia is Colnago’s top road frame, and Voeckler rode a frame painted just like this on the last day of le Tour. Frame is about 1,000g and is built with a ribbed top tube characteristic of Colnago’s other classic frames.
Retail is £3,499. Thanks to Dutch & Wolf for the tip!