Franco Pellizotti's Bianchi Sempre Pro - First look

Italian national champion's 2013 bike

Bianchi have unveiled the bike Italian national champion Franco Pellizotti will be riding for the Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela team in 2013.

The carbon Bianchi Sempre Pro is the latest evolution of the Sempre, and features a Campagnolo Super Record groupset combined with an FSA K-Force crankset and SL-K brakes.

Pellizotti’s Sempre Pro bike is finished in matte black and boasts the Italian national colours to match his champion's jersey. The pro seems to fit well with his new machine, saying, "My new Sempre Pro is exactly the bike I was looking for – it reflects my characteristics and the geometry is pure racing."

The rest of the Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela team are set to ride the Sempre finished in Bianchi's traditional celeste colour scheme, with red and black detailing.

Franco Pellizotti's 2013 Bianchi Sempre Pro

Sempre Pro frame features:

• Bianchi Sempre Pro carbon monocoque

• Internal cable routing

• Double-compatibility mechanical and electronic group

• Carbon Nano Technology

• UTSS (Ultra Thin Seat Stay) Technology

• BB30 bottom bracket standard

• 1,040g


• Fork: Bianchi full carbon B4P (Born for Performance), 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in

• Crankset: FSA K-Force Light BB386 EVO, 53/39

• Bottom bracket: FSA BB30

• Chain: FSA K-Force Light

• Brakes: FSA SL-K 

• Headset: FSA Orbit 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in

• Stem: FSA OS-99 CSI alu / carbon

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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