29 May 2019
GIRO STORY EP.3: The Story Continues
The 2016 Giro d’Italia has been another explosion of joy and colors, thanks to FSA sponsored team Astana and his leader Vincenzo Nibali. He was the headliner of another historic campaign in Sant'Anna di Vinadio, during the penultimate stage. Supported by a fantastic Michele Scarponi and his teammates, the Italian rider secured the fate of the 99th Giro d’Italia, inscribing his name for the second time on the “Trofeo Senza Fine”.
The never-ending friendship with Vincenzo continued the following season, when the Italian champion became the leader of the new Team Bahrain-Merida, supported with an FSA cockpit. Vincenzo was prominent again in the Giro, reaching the third final position with a special handlebar developed by FSA just for him to accommodates the natural position of your arms for more comfort and easier breathing.
The 2017 edition was again another great race for FSA, with 8 wins, 4 of those by the Colombian rocket Fernando Gaviria, the best sprinter of the edition thanks to his K-Force compact handlebar.
All of these great stories are a culmination that brings us to the latest edition, where FSA sponsored team Astana revealed a new young champion in the making: the Colombian climber Miguel Angel Lopez. He is also known to many as “Superman” for defending himself and preventing the theft of his bicycle from two thieves who stabbed him in the leg during his youth. He reached the first podium of his young career in a Grand Tour behind two champions: Froome and Dumoulin. During the entire Giro, Lopez was supported by his FSA Carbon Powerbox, a fundamental tool that help him to track his data directly during the race to be more and more competitive.
This is the power of partnerships, a stronghold of FSA for years, working extremely close with world-class teams and athletes to use their expertise and feedback to help us develop the next range of products!