Italian cycling legend, Giovanni Battaglin, winner of both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana in 1981, will be coming to Singapore to unveil the latest creations of his eponymous bike manufacturing company, Officina Battaglin, at an exclusive event at Musette from 22 – 26 September 2022.
Officina Battaglin carries a legacy as one of the most celebrated names in Italian high-end bike building, creating modern steel road bikes from traditional processes and materials. The Battaglin steel bikes are produced in very limited quantities each year, and through this event, Singaporeans will have first-hand experience of the “cromovelato” finishes that make each Officina Battaglin build a piece of rideable art.
Mr Giovanni Battaglin said: “Singapore is a hub for dedicated and passionate cyclists, with true love and passion for the sport, and we are heartened that we are able to bring our latest collection for an exclusive preview. In our Battaglin workshop in Marostica, Alex and the Officina Battaglin staff are dedicated to customizing each build to the last detail. With this, we want to share our commitment to steel bikes and history of exceptional craftmanship with Singapore, and contribute to the cycling community here.”
In his decorated cycling career, Giovanni Battaglin’s most impressive feat was winning both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana in 1981. He won the Italian and Spanish Grand Tours in a span of just 48 days – a record he still holds today. Right after his most successful season, Giovanni Battaglin started his own bike workshop, where he built custom steel bikes for some of the greatest champions of the 80’s and the 90’s, including Stephen Roche, who won the Triple Crown riding a Battaglin steel bike.
Members of the public keen to attend the event would be required to register for a two-hour slot. Registration for the event is free, however, there will be limited seats available daily. Through this event, attendees will be able to shake hands with the multiple-time Grand Tour winner and admire the intricacy and beauty of a modern-day classic bike.
For more information and registration, please visit https://officinabattaglin.com/