30 Nov 2022
FSA & NIBALI: AN ENDLESS JOURNEY TOGETHER
Our adventure together began in 2007, when a young Vincenzo rode his first Giro d'Italia on a CANNONDALE equipped with FSA components. Since that day, for more than 10 years, we have worked side by side to achieve incredible goals: from the "triple crown", winning the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta d'Espana, passing through the Giro di Lombardia and culminating with the Spring Classic, the Milan-Sanremo.
Always attentive to the balance between performance and comfort, Nibali has been a tester for many innovations we have introduced over the years. And it was precisely this collaboration that led, for example, to the development of the K-FORCE handlebars range, unique in their carbon construction, which allows for an extremely light but highly performing and not excessively stiff product. It is no coincidence that the K-FORCE, together with the OS-99 handlebar stem, were the companions of some of Vincenzo's most incredible races, such as the beautiful stage of the TOUR, a ROUBAIX pavé race, with an arrival with that muddy Yellow Jersey, that "Lo Squalo di Messina" will take to Paris.
Another race where Comfort and Speed must go in unison was undoubtedly the Milan-Sanremo, expertly won with an action 7km from the finish capable of leaving all the sprinters who were preparing for the sprint astonished. Also in this case Vincenzo pedaled with our K-FORCE cockpit – still today, updated and improved, still part of the FSA catalogue.
Our path and that of Nibali are now deeply intertwined and, although we have also had the opportunity to compete as opponents over the years, mutual esteem and friendship have remained totally intact.
The entire FSA team awarded the Sicilian Champion in occasion of A&J party, as a sign of gratitude for the journey traveled together over all these years.