Dante Fornelli's Colnago Olimpionico Pista.

1960 Rome Olympics.
The Italian pursuit team charging towards another gold cycling medal.

Today is the last day of the Olympics and I'd like to honor it with this eye catching 1960 Olympic track bike. Greg sent me this very cool 1959 Colnago, model Super Frecchia Olimpionico Pista article. 

What a beautiful steel Colnago built for Italian rider, Dante Fornelli for the 1960 Rome Olympics. Unfortunately, Fornelli was injured and could not participate. In his place, Sante Gaiardoni won two gold medals in the 1000m time trial & Sprint events. The Italians dominated the cycling events winning seven medals!


Hello. I would like to get in touch to talk about the use of this picture on a Brasilian documentary about cycling. Best regards, Maíra (mairafernandesdemelo@gmail.com).