This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

As we all know, jazzy colours and imitating the pros makes you go even faster on the bike, so you can imagine our excitement when Bianchi recently announced that it was releasing a limited edition, retro-tastic, Pantani inspired run of the Specialissima — the brand’s super light, Countervail-infused climbing bike that took top marks in our Superbike of the Year test last year.


The classic paint job had been recreated on Bianchi’s Specialissima

Bianchi decided to release the bikes in honour of the 20th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s Giro-Tour double win next year — a feat only achieved by seven other riders — by recreating the iconic celeste-yellow fade paint job featured on the MegaPro XC that ‘il Pirata’ rode to victory back in 1998.

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