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BOTTECCHIA EL Reparto corse – authentic bike of Carlos MAYA (Team ZG Mobili 1994) – SOLD
Ottavio Bottecchia (1 August 1894 – 15 June 1927) is a legend of the cycling world, entered in the history for beeing the first Italian athlete who won the Tour de France on 1924, wearingthe yellow jersey of the Tour from the first to the last stage. He also won the Tour de France in 1925. Ottavio Bottecchia was able to crown a magnificent sporting carrier full of successes and goals which brought prestige to the Italian cycling all over the world. Entered the professionals elite when he was 27 years old, Ottavio became famous thanks to his tenacity and to his great climber’s ability. After working as bricklayer receving a purple heart in the army he decided to follow his great passion and become a professional rider.
Between 1930 and 1940 about one hundred employees build Bottecchia bicycles, Triumph motorcycles, and later Vittoria motorcycles. Bottecchia bicycles are produced in large numbers and in different versions, however, the one that gives the most satisfaction is the racing model. Carnielli, a fanatic of bike racing, decides to begin sponsoring cycling teams who use Bottecchia bicycles.
In the late 1960s, the Bottecchia brand eturned to bike racing and they achieved many victories. In the course of several decades, cyclists using Bottecchia achieve many prestigious victories: Giro d’Italia (1957, 1966, 1979), Milano-Sanremo (1951), Tirreno-Adriatico (1978); World championship (1966), Tour de France (1989, Greg Le Mond), Giro d’Italia (2006, U23). In the mid-90s the Bottecchia brand is separated from Carnielli, and its corporate team moves Bottecchia from Vittorio Veneto to Cavarzere in the province of Venice. Thus began the rebirth of a brand that points to the world market.”
Team ZG Mobili – Selle Italia – Bottecchia was a top level Italian based professional team back in 1994. They raced 1994 Giro, Tour and Vuelta directed by Gianni Savio. They had a few good riders on board: F.Casartelli, A.Ferrigato, H.Redant and also Carlos Alberto Maya from Venezuela, who’s bike we are presenting here.
Here we are presenting another authentic bike of – BOTTECCHIA EL Reparto Corse ridden by Venezuelan rider Carlos Alberto Maya. Superb frame is made of Columbus EL tubeset shining in original paint, with number holder and engraved “MAYA” under the bottom bracket shell. Built with: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 groupset, Gipiemme Tecno 416 wheelset, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, ITM stem and handlebar, original Michelin tires.
Nice catch for any vintage bike collector.
Frame: BOTTECCHIA EL Reparto Corse for Carlos Alberto Maya
-seat tube (c-t): 56
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 14 cm
-standover: 80 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace STI 8s
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Stem: ITM (120 mm)
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use.
Price: SOLD (January 2023)