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BIANCHI XL EV2 Reparto Corse – authentic bike of I.ASTARLOA Team Mercatone Uno (2001) – SOLD

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  XL EV2 Reparto Corse is made of lightweight triple-butted alloy shaped  tubeset. Aluminum was the material of choice back then, even his biggets rival Lance Armstrong rode full carbon Trek 5500. The XL EV2 was used by Marco Pantani and his teammates: Podenzana, Astarloa, Garzelli, Veloflex, Zaina…

Igor Astarloa Askasibar was born on March 29, 1976 in Basque Country. He turned professional with Mercatone Uno Team in 2000 with a two year contract. He won his first pro race in 2001: GP Primavera. In 2002 he signed for Saeco Team and won Brixia Tour. In 2003 he surprisingly became road world champion. Later he rode for Lampre, Barloworld and Milram. He finished his career in 2010.

I.Astarloa at the Vuelta 2001


Happy to present a legendary authentic racing machine used by Marco Pantani’s teammate – BIANCHI XL EV2 Reparto Corse of Igor Astarloa (Mercatone Uno Team) which dates back to 2001. It shines in original paint, build with Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, Campagnolo Nucleon wheels, Campagnolo Record Titanium seat post, Time pedals. No much words needed.

Great chance for all Bianchi and Pantani fans.


Frame / Fork: Bianchi XL EV2 Reparto Corse Mercatone Uno by I.Astarloa


– seat tube (c-t): 55.2 cm

– top tube (c-c): 52 cm

– headset tube: 12.7 cm

Wheelset: Campagnolo Nucleon

Crankset: Bianchi carbon (53/39)

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s

Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s

Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s

Cassete: Campagnolo 10s

Pedals: Time Equipe Mag

Stem: ITM Millenium

Handlebar: ITM Millennium Classic

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Titanium (27,2mm)

Handlebar tape: Bianchi cork

Tires: Continental GP 3000


Year: 2001

Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Ready to ride.

Price: SOLD (November 2022)