Colnago sells $ 30,000 replica of Tadej Pogacar’s Tour de France winning machine
Have you ever thought that road bikes are just too cheap?
Well you might be in luck because Colnago upped the stakes by posting a $ 30,000 replica of Tadej Pogačar Tour de France winning V3RS R machine.
Italian bicycle manufacturer Colnago has released a very limited edition “work of art” bike, worth around £ 23,000, to celebrate the company’s very first Tour de France victory, as 21-year-old Pogacar claimed a historic victory.
Colnago built a total of 232 United Arab Emirates Team motorcycles delivered – 116 in yellow and 116 in standard team white, to mark 116 years since a rider younger than Pogačar won the Tour.
Colnago said on his website: “We have the soul of champions. We carry the glory of hundreds of victories. Today, we are honored to share this one with you.
“To celebrate Tadej Pogacar’s success in this year’s race, we are building two very special versions of the V3RS to commemorate his iconic accomplishments.
“Ernesto Colnago also won the Tour de France this year. Finally, his track record is complete.
“The Tour de France is the only dream that has eluded one of cycling’s most influential icons and now that dream has been fulfilled.”
This limited edition model comes with the Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset, direct mount rim brakes and Campagnolo Bora WTO 33 wheels, all used by the UAE Team Emirates.
Each bike is numbered and signed by Colnago on a pure gold plate, and will be accompanied by a “luxury case” containing a commemorative jersey, a cycling cap and signed letters from Colnago and Pogačar.
The yellow color costs $ 30,000 and the white costs $ 20,000.
Colnago’s V3RS, released last year, normally sells for £ 3,599 for the frameset.
This bike isn’t the only luxury commemorative item on sale in the cycling world.
Earlier this year, Peter Sagan started promotion of £ 16,000 in commemorative World Championship gold medals.
Sagan shared a link to purchase one of 100 rare souvenirs, which are engraved with his face, each medal costing € 17,736.