Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday Fiorenzo Magni – Wilier Cycling Legend

Fiorenzo Magni’s 90th birthday brings to memory one of the brightest moments in the history of Wilier Triestina – the win at the Giro d’Italia in 1948.

The squad was determined to play a leading role in professional cycling and team manager, Giovanni Zandonà, succeeded in signing up Magni. That first year, the Tuscan rider won the final stage into Milan as well as the overall classification, still remembered as one of our greatest victories.

Magni rode with Wilier Triestina until 1950, winning 13 of his 81 races as a professional, including 2 of his 3 Tours of Flanders. He is still a venerated icon in the illustrious, threefold tradition of Wilier Triestina as brand, pro team sponsor and bike.

Thank you, Fiorenzo, for leading us into the record books of cycling. Happy Birthday, Campionissimo!

Hillary Biscay Ultraman Report Excerpts

Ultraman Swim: It was still pretty dark–but beautiful–when we got in. I had to consult with Jonas (2x Ultraman Champ and men´s swim course record-holder) about whether one warms up for a 10k swim . . . We settled on a few quick strokes and that was about it.

The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) Ultraman swim was the only portion of this event that was easier than I expected. My goal was to break the swim course record of 2:46, which had stood since 1989. The swim starts by the Kailua Pier, just closer in to shore than where the ironman starts. And in this race, the ironman turn buoy tells you nothing but that you`ve only just begun.

In fact I didn´t even notice when I passed that turning point (athough my crew informed me that I did so in 25 minutes), and spent most of the swim having no idea where I was in my progress from the Kailua Pier to the harbor in Keahou. I was in a big rush and tried not to waste any time looking around. There are a couple of elements that make this swim a nice and cushy task: each swimmer has an escort kayak to guide the way and to carry fuel and hydration. Maik and I had done this swim over the summer without any aid or escort to celebrate my birthday, and it was a lot more difficult.

... My goal was to start out at a hard, sustainable pace and push the swim the whole way through, and the only time I found myself struggling with this pace was for about 15 minutes before the second of my three scheduled feedings. I attributed this to my needing hydration, as I had rushed through feeding #1 and only had a quick sip on top of my gel. After I chugged a bunch of Endurance during my second feeding, the rest of the swim was smooth sailing–even from the big white Outrigger Hotel til the finish.

This is the spot where there is often a gnarly current, and I had fully prepared myself mentally to have to dig in while not moving quickly through this section. As soon as I spotted it, I had mini-Chris and Marilyn McDonalds in my head reminding me that it was time to “pin it,” as they would say–just like we had discussed in our Ultraman strategy talks. But we had good swim conditions, so this last stretch did not require any fighting.

They also made for my new swim course record to be surprisingly quick. Because the record of 2:46 had stood for 21 years, I figured that something in the neighborhood of 2:40 would be great. So you can imagine my surprise when I emerged from the water to see a time of 2:20 on the clock! Somehow I had managed to break the women´s swim course record by 26 minutes... It was a great start to the race, and I had one of my three goals ticked off the list.

... I was off on my bike for the second part of Stage One . . .

I was just 6.2 miles into the 320-mile (515 kilometer) journey around the Big Island, which would bring me back to where we had begun in just two days. Our task following the swim on day one was to get up to the Kilauea Volcano / Volcanoes National Park from the swim exit in Keahou Bay–basically a straight shot south up the highway, which we are used to riding (in the ironman) out the other direction. This means 90 miles with 7600 feet of climbing, or in triathlon terms, an Ironman Lanzarote-worth of climbing packed into 22 fewer miles.

I thought the climb straight up from the bay to the Queen K on sea legs would be the worst part of the whole race. Turns out I was wrong. I really did not feel too bad following the swim–didn´t feel what I imagined I´d feel like on the bike immediately after 10 kilometers of hard swimming–and per coach´s instructions, I didn´t go out and try to crush the first climb. So it was very manageable. It was actually once I turned right on the Queen K that the road became surprisingly steep for a couple of miles.

The good thing about this first bike stage was that I knew what to expect in terms of the course because I had ridden it over the summer: I knew better than to hope for any relief from climbing except for one long descent around mile 50. But for the first 40 or so miles, I did look forward to this one “break” from climbing, only to have the crazy head and crosswinds to appear just in time for the descent…

It was epic. I could give you all kinds of stats to describe the conditions and course out there, but this snapshot from my lovely Cyclops Joule 2.0 should suffice: DOWNhill, smallest gear, pushing 200 watts, traveling at 11 mph. Again, I am talking about a little downhill on a roller. And the thing about a point-to-point course like this is that there is no turnaround to benefit from a tailwind after grinding through a headwind for miles. When I asked for a comparison of our conditions to those of previous years, my Ultraman-veteran friend (2x champ and men´s winner of the first stage this year) Jonas Colting said, “This was the hardest day of my life!”

… Needless to say, I was thrilled to see the turn into the campground for the Day One finishline. I had won the stage, but it was certainly not the comfortable lead I had hoped for, as I had about 4.5 minutes on Amber and about 15 on Shanna. But it was a lead, and I was 1/3 of the way to becoming an Ultraman…

Day Two of Ultraman is a day of cycling: 172 miles, to be exact. This stage was, for me, the biggest unknown of the race. Not only had I not seen this part of the race course, but I had never ridden my bike longer than 135 miles in one go. The course on Stage Two took us from the Volcanoes National Park for a loop on the Red Road, all the way around the “other side” of the island to Waimea, then up over the Kohala Mountains and down to Hawi.

... I do have in my memory a couple of snapshots of the coastline from this stage and it was incredible! I really want to return when I am in possession of all of my faculties . . . and a camera...

Stage 3, the final day of Ultraman, is comprised of a double marathon on the road from the town of Hawi (known to most as the turnaround for the Hawaii Ironman bike course) back to Kailua-Kona, finishing behind the pier at the Old Airport. 52.4 miles.

... I was truly excited when I woke up (if you could call it that–I was mostly too jacked up on caffeine/ in too much pain to sleep) at 4 AM on Sunday, and I am pretty sure that the GCM realized I was even more crazy than he had previously accepted. I shoved down some brown rice with soy sauce–same thing I had for dinner and one of the couple remaining items I could stomach–for breakfast plus some coffee, of course, and we headed to the start in the dark.

This final stage starts well and truly in the blackness, as it begins 30 mins earlier than the other two–at 6AM. They started us off and I would bet that Shanna and Amber ran the first couple of miles in the neighborhood of 7-min mile pace. I thought we may have all run about the same pace–and indeed at the end of the day we ended up doing so–so this was a surprise as I did not want to start that quickly. But in my limited ultramarathoning experience, one thing I learned is that I can’t “race” until the last miles. So while I certainly didn’t like watching my main competition run away, I had a sense for about what effort level I should be able to sustain over this distance, and just tried to focus on my own race and settle into a rhythm.

... I am not sure if it was the caffeine-sugar high, or the distant sight of the Kona Village resort–which I recognized as being “somewhat near town”–that turned things around, but I emerged from the crater somewhere around mile 36. Ian had a pacing stint around here and I started chatting his ear off, while picking up the pace. Soon enough, there were fading runners ahead of me, and I got to start playing Pac-Man, which of course gave me the illusion that I was feeling even better.

To add to the excitement, Chris Lieto and his little son Kaiden joined the fun about mile 37 and started bunny-hopping me on the course and cheering me on–Kaiden even ran alongside me for a minute. They lifted my spirits even further and definitely helped me keep the effort honest once this renewed solid pace started the legs really burning.

In spite of the burning, though, the celebration I had envisioned did happen during this time. I had a big, huge, runner’s high and smiled a lot at what I had the privilege of doing at that very moment. I was finally doing this Ultraman thing and it was pretty cool.

Back to landmarks: passing the Energy Lab was a big head-trip. Rationally, I knew that in the scheme of 52.4 miles, it ought to mark “almost there,” but I couldn’t help but think of how long this stretch of highway seems during ironman–every time. I must admit, however, that I was running faster here than I was during this same stretch of the ironman marathon this year.

ALMOST THERE ALMOST THERE…….I replaced those traumatic ironman flashbacks. Then I was soon given a new focus with some information from my crew: “you have to make up four minutes on Shanna between here and the finish in order to finish second overall.” At this point, I had not seen either Shanna or Amber since the first miles of the race, and had no idea how far ahead of me they were. Nor did I know how many miles I had to make up these 3 minutes between this point and the finish–but I estimated at the time this called for about a minute per mile. In retrospect, I think I was about 4 miles from the finish, but in any case, it seemed like a whole lot of time to make up in a small amount of miles.

Nevermind: I was either going to do it or die trying! This was the final smashfest of the year and I was supposed to kiss 201o goodbye with a real bang. I did not want to leave anything in the tank; after all, I came to Ultraman to leave everything on the road.

I didn’t realize I had another gear in me, but I apparently I did: Ian said his Garmin read 7:36 per mile during this stretch (again, when I do the math, those must have been some darn slow miles during my crater) . . . And the dying-animal noises were in full effect. Good thing I practiced those in training because I wasn’t alarmed, although I think my pacers and crew were! …

I had not hurt this bad since I had to make a pass at mile 25 to win Ironman Wisconsin two years ago.

But in fact this feeling–being able to push myself to that place–was one of my main accomplishments during this final stage. I finished my double marathon in 7 hours and 55 minutes, having made up 6 minutes on Shanna and thus sneaking into second place overall by 3 minutes.

And while I did not meet my third goal for this race, which was to win, I did achieve my second, which was to break the course record: this means I finished second in the women’s field while recording a time 1 hour and 5 minutes under the 21-year-old course record. Additionally, this was the fastest female debut at the ultraman distance. Of these things I am proud; it was a huge boost to finish the season on this note.

I have to thank my coach Derick Williamson at Durata Training for helping me start to turn things around. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg . . . And then, to all my sponsors: I had been dreaming about Ultraman for six years and it would not have even been feasible to attempt it without your support. Thank you K-Swiss, PowerBar, TYR, ISM, Wilier, Zipp, CycleOps, FSA, and Vega.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Team Lampre Takes Delivery of Cento1 SLR Models for 2011 Season

Team Lampre riders took delivery of their new Cento1 SLR models last week during their training camp in Darfo Boario Terme. On site for the occasion were WilierTriestina CEO, Andrea Gastaldello, as well as team manager and former World Road Champion, Giuseppe “Beppe” Saronni.

The average weight of the carbon wonder frame is 920 grams, and the 2011 team bike color is a stealth matte black.

Wilier’s SL and SLR (Superleggera Racing geometry) stiffness-to-weight ratio is unrivaled due to the use of the world’s most sophisticated materials. 30 Ton carbon is implemented for durability in low-stress areas while the incredibly strong 60 Ton is applied where loads are greatest. Nanoparticle Zinc Oxide resin is used to ensure “low-void” integrity of the composite white the LIT molding process attains maximum compaction of tube walls. That’s not all: the Special Weave carbon skin provides impact resistance and vibration dampening.

The SL and SLR not only benefit from Wilier’s BB94 oversize and integrated bottom bracket design; the implementation of precision CNC alloy inserts shaves grams while optimizing power transfer. The monocoque carbon headset cups are of in-mold construction to further facilitate integration and precision handling while further reducing weight.

The SLR is the perfect mix of technology and style. The Cento1 has proven again and again its ability to win at any level beneath champions like Alessandro Petacchi, Damiano Cunego and Michele Scarponi, as well as all all the riders on cycling's hardest working squad, ProTour Team Lampre.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Team Lampre-ISD will be back in Vallecamonica for its first training camp heading into 2011

General Manager Beppe Saronni and a pool of sponsors brought together by As Boario of Ezio Maffi will host Damiano Cunego, Alessandro Petacchi, Michele Scarponi, Francesco Gavazzi and teammates at Hotel San Martino in Darfo Boario Terme.

The training camp is scheduled for Sunday 28 November through Wednesday 1 December.

Riders and staff will sample new products, and the riders will undergo their annual physiological evaluations. This is also the time when management and riders go over the 2011 race calendar and establish individual and team goals.

Forza Lampre-ISD!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ironman Champion Hillary Biscay Confirms Participation in the 26th Ultraman World Championships

Wisconsin Ironman Champion Hillary Biscay will compete in the 26th Ultraman World Championships, held November 26-28, 2010. The event consists of a grueling three-day, 320-mile (515-kilometer) individual ultra-endurance experience and takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Entry is limited to only 35 participants and is by invitation only; Biscay secured one of the coveted entries based on her extensive Ironman performance resume. More at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Alessandro Petacchi bests Cavendish to win stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana

Great leadout by Lampre, another powerful sprint by Ale-Jet.

Hillary Biscay at 3x Ironmans in 4 Weeks, Part I -- Challenge Copenhagen Race Report

Last weekend I entered the heart of my 2010 racing season: a little racing binge that will consist of three iron-distance races in four weeks. While everyone probably knows that I enjoy racing quite frequently, this particular combination of Challenge Copenhagen-Ironman Louisville-Ironman Wisconsin is the most ambitious one I have attempted yet.

It was more than a little disconcerting, then, that I found myself just two and a half weeks out from the beginning of this stint feeling far from superhuman. My legs had come back...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bicycling Magazine Reviews Cento1 Superleggera

On newsstands now, Bicycling Magazine's Tour de France issue with review of our Cento1 Superleggera

Online review here:,7989,s1-16-156-3094-0,00.html


"We swapped the Fulcrum Racing Zero wheelset for more supple Zipp 202s, reducing the size-medium bike's weight to 13.75 pounds, and found that the Superleggera didn't just retain the original Cento Uno's electric ride feel, but may have surpassed it. Despite the ethereally light weight, which made climbing a joy and enhanced the bike's power-now demeanor in sprints, the Superleggera was never nervous. All this, and it's still comfortable enough for all-day riding. Pretty super." --Loren Mooney

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kate Major wins Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island on her Cento1 Crono

Decorated Aussie Ironman Champion Kate Major wins Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island on her Cento1 Crono with Shimano Di2. "It was good to finally win one again, with such a good field too," said Major following the race. "I am racing Racine 70.3 next Sunday so hopefully I will recover well and have another good one."

Congrats on this win, Kate, and good luck next week (July 18) in Wisconsin. More at:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cento1 Superleggera: Petacchi, Cunego & the rest of Team Lampre at the Tour de France

In a thrilling opening week of racing at the Tour de France, Alessandro Petacchi took two of the four sprint stages. Petacchi and the rest of Team Lampre ride stock Cento1 Superleggera models. Check out VeloNews tech coverage here:

As the race is poised to head into the mountains, focus shifts from Petacchi to Damiano Cunego, a former Giro d'Italia winner and accomplished climber.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kate Major 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Mooseman

Pro triathlete and perennial podium finisher Kate Major takes 2nd at an international Ironman 70.3 Mooseman in Newfound Lake, NH.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Imperiale Named BIKE OF THE YEAR by Le Cycle

The 2010 Wilier Triestina aero road model, Imperiale, has been named Bike of the Year by prominent French cycling publication, Le Cycle.

This is the second consecutive Bike of the Year (Vélo de l'Année) award for Wilier. In 2009, the Cento1 garnered Le Cycle's top honors.

The award is based on a combination of reader votes and a jury made up of Le Cycle's bike testers.

The Imperiale has attracted much attention in the media this year, being featured on Bicycling Magazine's coveted Buyer's Guide cover and touted by Road Bike Action magazine as the bike that currently defines the aero-road movement.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wilier Ironman Champions

Kate Major

“Major” Kate is a fixture of top women’s triathlon, as well as a perennial podium finisher – including at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. She is well respected for being strong in each of the three disciplines. In her work with aerodynamicist and biomechanics expert John Cobb, she became a superior triathlete by focusing on better bike positioning in order to be fresher for the run.

Career Highlights

Multiple-time Ironman Champion (IMAZ 2005, IM LAKE PLACID 2004) & 3-time Ironman World Championship podium.

Kate has completed 18 Ironman events and never finished off the podium in a professional Ironman race outside Hawaii.


3rd place – Ironman Arizona

2nd place – Ironman Coeur d’Alene

4th place – Geelong 70.3

5th – Singapore 70.3

8th – New Orleans 70.3


1st – Ironman Boise 70.3

2nd – Ironman Australia

Why Kate Chose the Cento1 Crono

“The combination of John Cobb's design, Wilier's technology and the brand’s heritage makes for the perfect catalyst. I think it’s the world’s fastest, most responsive TT bike. The Ferrari red colour and Italian flag-highlights emphasize its sophisticated lines – it’s beautiful and yearns to be ridden. And ridden fast!”

2010 Objectives

“The two big races for me this year are Ford Ironman St. George (Utah) and Kona.”

Chris McDonald

Chris “Big Sexy” McDonald is one of triathlon’s hardest-working athletes and is also an accomplished bike racer. He has set multiple course records and is all about efficient cycling technique in order to be fast on the bike while being strong in all three disciplines. Now respected as one of triathlon’s better cyclists, Chris worked for years to become a good bike handler. One of the things he likes best about his Wilier, in addition to the brand’s illustrious heritage and the Cento1 Crono’s pure speed, is that it rides as well as any road bike.

Career Highlights

Multiple course & bike split record holder


3rd place – Ironman St. George

2nd place/Fastest bike split – Ironman 70.3 China


1st place/New course record – Challenge Wanaka

1st place/New bike course record/New course record – Super Frog 70.3

1st place/New bike course record – Rockman 70.3

5th place/Fastest bike split – Ironman Wisconsin


1st Place/New Course Record – Ironman Wisconsin

2nd Place/New Bike Course Record – Ironman Louisville

4th Place – Challenge Roth

Why Chris Chose the Cento1 Crono

“What I love most about my Cento1 Crono is the way it rides – I could not be happier. It climbs and descends like a road bike and is very fast in a straight line. It has the best of all worlds put into a sexy looking bike.”

Chris’s 2010 Objectives

“My biggest events this year will be Ironman Coeur d’Alene and the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. My ambitions are to always be consistent and to be in contention for the win every time I race.”

Hillary Biscay

One of professional triathlon’s most prolific competitors, Hillary Biscay is indefatigable. She spends most of her bike training time on a time trial bike, so it must be lightweight, fast and comfortable. When looking for the ideal athlete to showcase our Tri-Crono – a bike designed and priced to help any rider be faster and more confident – Hillary seemed the ideal champion. The Tri-Crono boasts virtually the same aerodynamic sculpting as the Cento1 Crono based on thousands of hours of wind tunnel testing and the latest research in waveform dynamics.

Career Highlights

The first triathlete to achieve six top-5 placings at Ironman events in a single season


3rd place – Ironman Malaysia


3rd place – Challenge Wanaka

6th place – Ironman China

5th place – Ironman Lanzarote Canarias

5th place – Ironman Japan

3rd place – Ironman Wisconsin

3rd place – Challenge Barcelona-Maresme


1st place – Ironman Wisconsin

Why Hillary Chose the Tri-Crono

"In the past few months, I've been cycling better than ever on my Wilier Tri-Crono. It is an exceptionally fast and comfortable ride and I really think it is playing an essential part in taking my cycling to the next level."

Hillary’s 2010 Objectives

"I started off the 2010 season on my new Wilier with a third-place finish at Ironman Malaysia. I have seven more Ironmans on the calendar for this year and my goal is to record as many podium finishes as possible."

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wilier To Sponsor Pro Triathlete Hillary Biscay

Ironman Champion & 5-Time Iron Runner-up Rides Tri-Crono

Atlanta, GA (Feb 16, 2010) – Wilier Triestina USA has announced sponsorship of Ironman Champion and perennial Iron Distance podium finisher Hillary Biscay. She will be riding the 2010 Tri-Crono, one of three Wilier Triestina Crono time trial models designed by John Cobb, also supplied to ProTour cycling team Lampre-Farnese Vini. One of the most prolific female pro triathletes on the circuit, Biscay joins fellow Ironman Champions Kate Major and Chris McDonald in Wilier’s lineup of multisport athletes. Biscay is the first woman to record six top-5 Iron Distance finishes in a single year (2006). In all, she has twenty-one Iron Distance top-5 finishes in her palmarès.

Biscay explained that choosing the right bike is key: “I am really excited about my partnership with Wilier. I spent a long time searching for the ultimate ride. Making a change in the vehicle I use to make my living was not something I took lightly, so I am thrilled to have found a bike and a company whom I can trust to ensure that I have every technical advantage on the road.” After her first weekend on the new rig, Biscay went on to say, “I love my new bike! The Wilier Tri-Crono is an amazingly smooth and responsive ride. It seems to take a whole lot of the shock that I previously absorbed in my lower back. The Wilier really is an awesome ride.”

Wilier Triestina president, Angelo Cilli, who spearheads the company’s sponsorship activities, again emphasized the importance of finding and partnering with the right triathletes. “Hillary is both well liked and well respected in the world of triathlon,” Cilli said. “She represents well as a person, as well as a strong athlete, and complements our sponsorship of other Ironman champs Chris McDonald and Kate Major.”

“The Tri-Crono is a new model for us this year, priced for a broad range of competitive multisport athletes,” continued Cilli. “Hillary will be an important part of our message that there is world-class aero bike – for everyone – capable of competing at the highest levels.”

Like the other Wilier Crono models, the Tri-Crono is based on John Cobb’s wind tunnel research over two decades, including serving as a past adviser of Lance Armstrong and many of professional triathlon’s top competitors. The Tri-Crono is founded on the principles of wave form dynamics, with tubing shaped to optimally diminish turbulence by directing airflow past bike and body parts. In addition to its aerodynamic qualities, the Tri-Crono provides road bike feel, control and comfort, which distinguish all Wilier Triestina road models.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lino Gastaldello Memorial Services Thurs, Jan 28

Entrepreneur, Bike Industry Personality, Family Man & Cyclist

Memorial services will be held to honor and celebrate the life of Lino Gastaldello, president of Wilier Triestina Spa, on Thursday January 28. The viewing will take place in Wilier's hall of champions, where bikes of past campionissimi are displayed. The memorial service will be held at 3pm in the Rossano Veneto Cathedral.

Instead of flowers, the Gastaldello family asks that donations made to benefit orphans in Haiti.

Giovedì il funerale di Lino Gastaldello

L’estremo saluto a Lino Gastaldello sarà dato giovedì 28 gennaio. In mattinata la salma sarà trasferita dall’ospedale di Castelfranco Veneto alla sede aziendale di Wilier Triestina, in via Fratel Venzo a Rossano Veneto, dove verrà allestita una camera ardente. Il funerale sarà celebrato con inizio alle 15 nel duomo di Rossano Veneto.

I familiari invitano le persone che vorranno partecipare alle esequie a non lasciare fiori ma donazioni, che saranno destinate tramite la Caritas ai bambini orfani di Haiti.

In questi momenti di profonda sofferenza la famiglia Gastaldello intende ringraziare tutti coloro, e sono stati moltissimi, che hanno manifestato il loro sincero cordoglio e il loro dolore sin dalle prime ore dopo la disgrazia. Una toccante dimostrazione di affetto che dà la misura di quanto Lino sia entrato nel cuore di chiunque abbia avuto la fortuna di conoscerlo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A man who truly walked the walk

Many people may not know that Lino's father worked in the original Wilier factory. That the modern era Wilier Triestina is a true family-run business all'italiana. Or that the Gastaldellos installed an elaborate set of solar panels at their main facility in Italy to be a greener company. Lino also led group rides when Wilier dealers would come to visit each year during the Giro. It's difficult to say goodbye to a man who truly "walked the walk".


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lino Gastaldello - in memoriam

We have some very sad news to share: Lino Gastaldello, who revived the Wilier Triestina brand and has run the company along with his sons over the past three decades, was killed while out riding his bike earlier today in San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy.
We will always remember him as an indefatigable and passionate figure in the bicycle industry, a staunch supporter of amateur and professional cycling, a caring family man and a person of great integrity. He is survived by his wife, his children Enrico, Michele, Andrea and Valeria as well as five grandchildren. His memory will remain forever in our hearts.

Purtroppo dobbiamo condividere con voi una tragica notizia che ci ha sconvolto. Sabato 23 Gennaio il nostro presidente Lino Gastaldello è stato vittima di un incidente mentre faceva il suo solito, amato giro in bicicletta. E’ stato travolto da un’auto e dopo i primi soccorsi è morto in ospedale. Aveva soltanto 71 anni.

Lo ricorderemo come un uomo instancabile e appassionato al suo lavoro, sostenitore del ciclismo a livello amatoriale e professionistico. Una persona fantastica che ha dedicato tutta la sua vita alla passione per il ciclismo. Resterà nei nostri cuori per sempre.

Desgraciadamente tenemos que dar una noticia que nos ha dejados todos pasmados. El sabato por la mañana, Lino Gastaldello, nuestro Presidente, fué víctima de un accidente cuando paseaba en bicicleta. Él fué atropellado por un coche en un cruce en San Zenone degli Ezzelini y falleció al hospital de Castelfranco Veneto.

Tenía 71 años.

La cosa màs triste no es la desparición de un gran empresario, es la pérdida de un hombre como Lino, sereno y respetable, UN GRAN AMIGO DE TODOS que deja un vacío inmenso en todos nosotros. Lo recordaremos para siempre en nuestros corazones.

Nous avons malheureusement à vous communiquer une nouvelle tragique, qui nous laisse tous sans voix. Notre Président Lino Gastaldello est décédé samedi 23 janvier, à la suite d’un incident de vélo. Il a été heurté par un véhicule alors qu’il effectuait sa traditionnelle balade sur sa « tant aimée » bicyclette. Les secours n’ont rien pu faire et quelques heures après l’incident, Lino Gastaldello nous a quitté. Il avait 71 ans seulement.

Nous garderons le souvenir d’une personne infatigable et passionnée par son travail, mais surtout celle d’un amoureux de vélo. Une personne fantastique, qui a dédié toute sa vie au cyclisme. Nous le garderons présent dans nos cœurs pour toujours.

Leider müssen wir Sie über ein tragisches Ereignis informieren. Am Samstag, den 23. Januar 2010 ist unser Geschäftsführer Lino Gastaldello bei seiner täglichen Rennradrunde das Opfer eines Unfalls geworden. Er wurde von einem Auto schwer angefahren und starb kurz darauf im Krankenhaus im Alter von 71 Jahren.

Er bleibt uns als unermüdlicher und begeisterter Vorgesetzter und Mitarbeiter in Erinnerung. Als leidenschaftlicher Verfechter des Amateur- und Profiradsports, widmete er sein ganzes Leben dem Radsport. Er wird immer in unseren Herzen bleiben.