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BIANCHI Mega Pro XL Mercatone Uno – M.Pantani Tour de France ’98 replica – SOLD

Marco Pantani (13 January 1970 – 14 February 2004) widely considered as one of the best climbers of his era in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France and in 1998, is the last cyclist, and one of only seven, to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year. Pantani’s attacking style and aggressive riding turned him into a fan favorite in the late 1990s. He was known as “Il Pirata” (“The pirate”) because of his shaved head and the bandana and earrings he always wore.  At 1.72 m and 57 kg, he had the classic build for a mountain climber.

Bianchi’s Reparto Corse (Bianchi’s Race Department) facility hand built frames for their top riders and of course Marco Pantani was one of them riding for Mercatone Uno sponsored by Bianchi. Their top model Mega Pro XL was made of exclusive set of Triple Butted SC61.10A heat treated shaped tubes. Aluminum was the material of choice back then, even some of his biggets rivals rode full carbon bikes.


Marco PANTANI attacked on Col du Galibier and took the yellow jersey and win the TDF 1998


Proudly presenting one of the most iconic bikes in cycling history, the Bianchi Mega Pro XL Mercatone Uno. It’s very similar to Marco Pantani’s bike on his way to winning Giro d’Italia and Tour de France back in 1998. The frame is shinning in beautiful mix of Bianchi and Mercatone Uno paintjob, build with Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s groupset from 1998, Campagnolo Shamal 12HPW Titanium wheels, PMP Titanium seatpost, Pantani’s personalized Selle Italia Flite titanium saddle, Time Equipe Mag pedals, titanium bottle cage, ITM Big One stem and ITM classic handlebar, so all exact components as used by Marco Pantani at the 1998 Tour de France.

Unique chance for all Pantani fans to get this amazing replica.



Frame / Fork: Bianchi Mega Pro XL Reparto Corse Mercatone Uno (SC61.10A)


-seat tube (c-t): 55 cm

-top tube (c-c):  54 cm

-headset tube:  11.2 cm

-standover: 77.7 cm

Wheelset: Campagnolo Shamal 12HPW Titanium

Crankset: Campagnolo Record (170mm ; 53/39)

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record

Levers: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s

Brakes: Campagnolo Record

Chain: Campagnolo C9

Pedals: Time Pro Equipe Mag

Stem: ITM Big One Mercatone Uno

Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro Classic

Seatpost: PMP Titanium (27,2mm)

Seat: Selle Italia Flite Titanium ”Il Pirata”

Tires: Michelin

Bottle cage: titanium

Bottle:  Coca Cola Tour de France 1998.  (original)

Handlebar tape: Bianchi, cork



Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some touch-ups signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1998

PRICE: SOLD (January 2023)