Officina Battaglin has launched a new limited edition celebrating the city of Verona, where the last Giro d’Italia ended.
Fittingly enough, it’s been named Verona 2022.
And like the Arena 1981 launched in 2019, it commemorates the founder Giovanni Battaglin’s 1981 Giro victory, when he became the first cyclist to win the Italian Grand Tour in Verona’s ancient amphitheater:
“The city of Verona has changed Giovanni Battaglin’s life forever, laying the foundation for what we do today,” said Officina Battaglin’s CEO, Alex Battaglin.
“So, every time the Giro d’Italia replicates the legendary last stage of 1981, we like to commemorate the occasion.
This year, with the Pink Race’s finishing line inside the Arena for the fifth time in its history, we’re launching a frame named after the city itself”.
Handcrafted in Italy by skilled artisans, Verona 2022 is a classic-looking frame built from Columbus SL tubing and cast lugs.
But what further separates the Verona 2022 from all the previous Officina Battaglin limited editions is the unique combination of a blue cromovelato finish with gold-plated lugs and rear stays.
Each model will have a gold-plated plate brazed to the top tube designating which number of the ten it is.
Recreating the flag of Verona with ancient finishing techniques
The choice of the beautifully shiny finish is not random. In fact, blue and yellow are the colors of the city of Verona’s flag.
This first-ever paintscheme represents the best the Italian framebuilding tradition has to offer.
It’s achieved through a painstakingly complex process that gives the Verona even more visual flair than a standard cromovelato frame.
It’s an exclusive color to this special edition, an absolute must-have for the serious bike collector.
Ordering one of the 10 custom Verona 2022 frames
There will be only 10 custom Verona 2022 frames. They will only be available by ordering directly from Officina Battaglin.
Each frame will be custom-made to the owner’s measurements, after an individual consultation with Giovanni and Alex Battaglin.
A custom Verona 2022 frame includes:
- custom steel frame built from scratch in the Battaglin workshop
- steel fork;
- blue cromovelato finishing with gold-plated lugs, rear stays, and fork crown;
- individually numbered plate;
- Certificate of Authenticity.
To learn more about the Verona 2022, visit the product page here.