Bianchi marks Pantani’s 1998 double with special edition

Bianchi are launching a special edition Specialissima next year to mark the 20th Anniversary of Marco Pantani’s Giro and Tour double. In the same livery as Il Pirata’s 1998 Bianchi MegaPro X, the bike is available now for pre-order for 2018 delivery.

Pricing for the 780g ultralight frameset has not been released.

Special emphais is be placed on the hand painting and the retro reproduction of the classic Bianchi eagle head badge.

The Italian manufacturer is stressing that Pantani was riding leading-edge technology when he accomplished his double – a feat only matched only by six other riders. The current edition features Countervail vibration cancelling technology which is being used increasingly in sporting goods ranging from tennis rackets to surf boards.

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