1986 Wilier Triestina Team bicycle
One of the best known names in Italian cycling, Wilier was founded in 1906 by Pietro Dal Molin.
Following WWII Wilier formed a professional cycling team led by Giordano Cottur of Trieste. In 1945,
the name of the brand was changed to Wilier Triestina, and the distinctive copper colored finish became
a trademark of Wilier Triestina. The great Italian cyclist Fiorenzo Magni won the 1948 Giro d’Italia
upon a Wilier Triestina , followed by other notable wins for the team in 1949 and 1950. In 1952 the
factory ended production and left competitive cycling, however the Wilier Triestina marque was
reconstituted in 1969 and once again entered the world of competitive cycling. In 1985 and 1986
Claudio Corti won the Italian national championships, riding one of the most beautiful racing bicycles
ever to grace the pelotons of professional cycling.