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BIANCHI Crono Reparto Corse – Dimitri KONYSHEV Team Mercatone Uno 1998 – SOLD

Dimitri Konyshev (born 18 February 1966 in Gorky) is a Russian former professional cyclist. During the 1989 World Championship he can be seen in a rather famous photo of cycling history showing the agony of defeat in 2nd place behind Greg Lemond’s display of the intensity of victory. In 1990 Konyshev would become the first ever rider from the Soviet Union to win a stage in the Tour de France. While the Soviet’s would not allow their riders to join the professional teams until a short while before the end of the Cold War.

Konyshev won nine Grand Tour stages and become one of the few riders to win a stage in all three Grand Tours. He won 4 stages in the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, and he also won a single stage in the Vuelta a Espana. He followed his silver medal at the 1989 World Championship with a Bronze medal in 1992 at Benidorm and later in his career during the 2000 Giro d’Italia he won the Points Classification, as well as the overall Combativity Award.

Bianchi’s Reparto Corse (Bianchi’s Race Department) facility hand built frames for their Mercatone Uno Team with riders like Marco Pantani, Marco Velo, Dmitri Konyshev, Massimo Podenzana, Roberto Conti,… Aluminum was thematerial of choice back then, even some of his biggets rivals rode full carbon bikes. Their top road model Mega Pro was made of exclusive set of Plain Gauge Aluminium 7005 heat treated shaped tubes.

M.Pantani on Bianchi Crono (Mercatone Uno 1998)

M.Pantani on Bianchi Crono (Mercatone Uno 1998)


Proudly presenting a legendary time trial machine from 1998: Bianchi Crono Mercatone Uno, used by one of Marco Pantani’s teammates – Dmitri KonyshevCompletely original condition. No much words needed.

Museum piece!



Frame / Fork: Bianchi Crono Reparto Corse Mercatone Uno, Plain Gauge Alu 7005 / Carbon fork for D.KONYSHEV


-seat tube (c-t): 67 cm

-top tube (c-c): 57 cm

-headset tube: 16 cm

-standover: 82.5 cm

Front wheel: Shamal Titanium

Rear wheel: Campagnolo Ghibli disc wheel

Crankset: Campagnolo Record Titanium

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Record Crono

Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium

Pedals: Time Pro Equipe Mag

Stem / Handlebar: ITM Crono

Seatpost: Titanium (27,2mm)

Seat: Selle Italia Flite Titanium

Handlebar tape: Bianchi leather



Year: 1998

Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and setup. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.

Price: SOLD (October 2022)