It’s the first time for a carbon signed Pinarello bike to challenge la Classicissima di Primavera, Milano-Sanremo. In the last ten years no other bicycle brand can equal the record of Pinarello, with four wins by Erik Zabel on Pinarello alluminium, and last year dramatic win by Alessandro Petacchi on Pinarello Dogma FP magnesium.
The Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde, recent winner of one stage to the Vuelta a Murcia and his teammates of Caisse d' Epargne-Illes Balears will run saturday to Milan-Sanremo with Pinarello Paris Carbon FP bikes.
"It’s the first time, in the last ten years with five wins, that our riders will use a carbon fiber frame at Milano-Sanremo" explains Fausto Pinarello on the eve of the Classicissima di Primavera and goes on "It’s a great bike and we are proud to have a Pinarello name on it: it’s a lively light carbon fiber frame and its stability is equal to a magnesium frame but lighter. The Pinarello Paris Carbon FP frame features the innovative MOST bottom bracket which offers less friction for more pedalling efficiency. It also features a Pinarello’s unique Onda FP full carbon fork with its special “S” reverse. The Pinarello Paris Carbon FP offers great performance on the twisty turning at the Milano-Sanremo race course”.
The Caisse d’Epargne- Illes Balears team will run the 97th Milano-Sanremo with: Alejandro Valverde, Vladimir Efimkin, Imanol Erviti, Mark Fertonani, Ivan Gutierrez, Pablo Lastras, Vicente Reynes, and Constantino Zaballa.