1958 Legnano Tipo Roma Olimpiade
One of the most storied marques in the annals of the sport, Legnano's history stretches back to 1902.
Cycling legends Alfredo Binda, Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi won numerous important races upon
Legnanos. Six World Titles, 15 editions of the Giro d'Italia, 2 Tours de France and dozens of significant
races were won on Legnanos. In 1942 Coppi set the World Hour Record on a Legnano. Ercole Baldini
won the Olympic gold medal in the road race at the 1956 Melbourne games and broke Coppi's Hour
Record upon a Legnano. The top Legnano model of the 1930s-early 1950's was the Tipo Roma, and to
commemorate Baldini's 1956 Olympic gold medal, the model name was changed to Roma Olimpiade.
This particular bicycle has the extremely rare first year Campagnolo crankset - note the pedal dustcaps
on the crankarms, which also require shorter pedal spindles.