Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Campagnolo Celebrates 75th Anniversary with a Lavish History Book, Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion

Boulder, CO, USA - September 9th 2008 - This autumn, revered cycling component manufacturer Campagnolo celebrates 75 years of its glorious and storied legacy with a new book: Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion. The book includes a chapter on the company's legendary Super Record group and on the new 11-speed Super Record group, which will launch at Interbike. 

The book will be available in the U.K at the beginning of November at good bookshops or direct from www.cordee.co.uk.

As Leica is to cameras and Ferrari to racing automobiles, Campagnolo is to cycling: designer of the finest parts for bicycles ever made. Campagnolo's jewel-like brakes, pedals, derailleurs, cranksets, and wheels have been ridden to more race victories than any other brand, yet the same components are available to cycling enthusiasts worldwide. 

Campagnolo's rich history began with the founder, Tullio Campagnolo, a racer who turned to creating better bicycle parts when he found the equipment of the day inadequate for the rigors of professional competition. Blending exotic alloys with sound engineering, Campagnolo created a series of patented designs that are still in use today as the fundamental standards upon which modern parts are based.

With its deeply researched history (much of it from the company's private archives), spectacular colour photography, rich text, and lavish presentation, Campagnolo is a book for every lover of the sport of cycling, as well as connoisseurs of the bicycle itself. Colour, black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout. 

Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion

By Paolo Facchinetti and Guido Rubino

Hardcover with jacket. | 9 1/2" x 11 3/4", 160 pp. | £27.50 | 978-1-934030-37-0

* Published to coincide with Campagnolo's 75th anniversary celebration

* Featuring archival material from the Campagnolo family and Campagnolo company that has never been previously published

* Book launch at Interbike and the London Cycle Show - cycling industry trade and consumer shows attended by cycling's most devoted enthusiasts

Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion retails in the U.K. for £27.50. Available at good bookshops or direct from www.cordee.co.uk. For trade enquiries, please contact:

Richard Robinson


3a De Montfort St

Leicester LE1 7HD

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 116 254 3579



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