Italia coach Giuseppe Rossi vows to bring back the bike stem
Posted On July 1, 2021
The first time a coach has spoken about bringing back the iconic bike handlebars that have been used for more than 50 years, it has been a reference to the history of the sport.
Rossi spoke at the end of last season and talked about the possibility of using the same handlebars again, but he stressed that this was only for the 2018/19 season.
“It’s been a good year, we had a great season, we did very well.
I hope we can return to them in 2018/2019 season.
It’s a good moment,” he said.”
I don’t know what they are going to do with them, they could be thrown out, but that’s what we’re going to decide in the summer.”
The current design of the handlebars has become synonymous with the sport, with the iconic style of the bikes and the iconic logos seen on them dominating the headlines.
The handlebars are designed by the Italian design firm Patan and were first used in the 1970s by Giuseppi D’Alessandro, who was a great friend of the late Paolo Mazzocchi, who is now the national team coach.
They are now used by several top players in Italy, including the likes of Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Pirlo, Andrea Guardini and Matteo Darmian.
In March, Rossi told reporters that the team would use them for the 2019/20 season.