1951 Giovanni Pinarello Bottecchia

1951: The beginnings of the Italian Legend !

Giovanni leaves professional cycling in 1951 and this is the last bike which 'Nani' raced on.

1951 also marks the beginning of Cicli Pinarello. Using the 100,000 LIRE awarded to him by his team, Giovanni opens a small shop in the centre of Treviso and here he begins to turn his dream into reality: to build bicycles.

The beginning of a legend...

At the 55th minute of this video from 1951 you can see Giovanni leaping out from the left in full force. This is an extraordinary documentary reflecting the difficulties of the post-war period in Italy.

1951 Giovanni Pinarello ×

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