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BIANCHI XL EV2 Reparto Corse – M.Pantani Tour de France tribute bike (2000) – 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  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 that season. XL EV2 met Pantani’s  specifications with slightly sloping geometry, and a relatively short head tube to suit his aggressive in-the-drops climbing style. Though not super-stiff as compared to today’s carbon fiber machines, Pantani’s bike was very light, even by modern standards.

M.Pantani with L.A. at the Tour de France 2000

M.Pantani with L.A. at the Tour de France 2000


The whole bike looks amazing, from the Tour de France edition paint, from superb and beautiful combination of polished /carbon Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, Campagnolo Neutroon wheelset, Campagnolo Record Titanium seatpost, Pantani’s personalized Selle Italia Flite saddle, Time Equipe Mag pedals, ITM Millenium stem and handlebar, to titanium bottle cage with Coca Cola Tdf watter bottle, Continental tires.

For all Pantani fans.



Frameset: Bianchi XL EV2 Reparto Corse / M.Pantani Tour de France 2000 tribute bike


– seat tube (c-t): 52.5 cm

– top tube (c-c):  53.9cm

– head tube: 13.8 cm

Wheelset: Campagnolo Neutron

Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s (53/39)

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s

Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s

Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s

Pedals: Time Equipe Mag

Stem: ITM Millenium 120mm

Handlebar: ITM Millenium Ergal 7075

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Titanium (27,2mm)

Seat: Selle Italia Flite ”Il Pirata”

Tires: Continental

Bottle cage: titanium

Watter bottle: Coca Cola Tour de France



Year: 2000

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

Weight: 7.65kg

Price: SOLD (April 2024)