Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bianchi Sempre hit the 2012 Strade Bianche on Saturday.

I'm so thrilled to glue myself in front of the screen this spring. No, not to endure the latest chapter of the Sufferfest DVD series, rather to marvel at, what seems like, any given time this season, there's online race coverage of a team on celeste bike between Androni, Vaconsoleil and Coldeportes.

This Saturday is the 2012 Strade Bianche. Based in the Tuscany region of Italy, a beautiful yet difficult stage in the Spring Classics. 8:30am EST for the start of S-B. The Columbia based Pro Continental team, Coldeportes will be lining up as well as Fleche-Wallonne and the Tour of California to name a few.

Here's a link to the feed for!

Personally, I'm very excited to see this squad on the Sempre frames. Mainly because the construction and performance of the frame is able to meet the standards for a Pro Continental team and Bianchi sells the same frame in a Shimano 105 build for $2299.99. I'm not sure there's any other bike company with a frame made with High Mod carbon, Nano-tech, construction, and 105 bits for that cost AND quality enough for a Pro team to race. [The 105 bike has an aluminum steer. Coldeportes is using a full carbon fork like the Sempre Ultegra, Red, and individual frame set offers.]

Click here for a previous drill-down on the Sempre 105 at Just Riding Along Bike Shop.

Best of legs to all!
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