UCI World Championships
2 Formigli ONE bikes race for the WIN!
World Cycling Race Championship Florence 21 – 29 September 2013
In 2013, the UCI Road World Championships will take place in Florence, the heart of Tuscany, filling a gap in cycling’s history.
2 riders will race the Formigli ONE bike in the World’s Race. David Formolo and Alberto Bettiol. David Formolo is racing the ONE in the Tour d’Avenir in France at the moment, which concludes today 31.8.13. Since the ONE has not been officially released, Renzo did not paint David’s ONE or put Formigli on the downtube, instead he it left in raw carbon, with only a Formigli crest on the head tube. David tells us he is constantly asked what he is riding and he responds, “The ONE prototype by Formigli to be released world wide in November.”
We are honored to have our newest frame racing in its homeland in the World’s Race.
Remarkably, 2013 will be the first time that the Worlds will take place in Tuscany, one of the heartlands of Italian cycling. Tuscany is steeped in cycling tradition and has produced some of the greatest cycling names of all times.
PAT MC QUAID UCI PRESIDENT speech at Maastricht championship presentation:
“We can’t talk about the history of Tuscany’s cycling without mentioning the duo of Gino Bartali, and Fiorenzo Magni. Bartali, prominent both sides of the second World War, was the biggest rival of the great Fausto Coppi.
I am delighted to return to Italy for the 2013 edition of the World Championships. The fact that Florence has been awarded these Championships for 2013 is a demonstration of the high esteem that cycling, and the UCI, has for Italy.
“It’s a victory for Italian cycling,” said the president of the Italian Cycling Federation Renato di Rocco. “It’s a victory for Tuscany’s great cycling tradition. It’s a victory for Franco Ballerini. It’s a victory for the great sage Alfredo Martini.”
In September, we will enjoy top level cycling that will take us through some of the most beautiful cities and towns of the world, not least Florence and Lucca. It is an event not to be missed and I know that the Organising Committee will ensure, in true Italian style, a magnificent edition of the UCI Road World Championships.