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|1932||Ernesto Colnago is born.|
|1945||Ernesto Gets first welding apprenticeship.|
|1947||Ernesto wins first bike race the “Mamma Isolina Caldirola”.|
|1951||Ernesto Crashes at the finish line of the Milano-Busseto and breaks leg.|
|1952||Ernesto opens first shop.|
|1954||Ernesto moves to a larger shop having outgrown the first and puts his name on a bicycle for the first time.|
|1955||Ernesto works as a mechanic for the first time at the Giro d’Italia.|
|1956||Ernesto and Vincenzia are married.|
|1957||Paolo, Ernesto’s younger brother starts helping in the workshop.|
|1959||Anna is born to an ectatic Ernesto and Vincenzia. Ernesto makes frames for Gianni Motta and Tom Simpson.|
|1964||Gianni Motta wins a stage of the Giro d’Italia.|
|1970||The Ace of Clubs becomes Colnago’s logo after Michele Dancelli wins Milan San Remo.|
|1972||Colnago makes the most unique steel bike ever built— then Eddy Merckx sets the Hour record on it.|
|1983||Colnago starts crimping tubes and realizes that it is a very effective way of getting performance benefits.|
|1985||Colnago collaborates with Ferrari and the first ever carbon fiber bicycle is created.|
|1987||The straight leg fork is first produced giving better than ever handling and comfort.|
|1989||The C35 is released with a dramatic monocoque frame.|
|1991||The Carbitubo double down tube carbon bike is released. 1994 The legendary C40 is released and wins its first race— the Paris Roubaix.|
|2000||The CF1 Ferrari celebration bike is released.|
|2003||After 10 years of success, the C40 is released as C50 to celebrate 50 years of business.|
|2006||The light weight climbing bike, the Extreme C is released after much success in grand tours.|
|2007||The aggressive EXtreme Power and CLX are released.|
|February 9, 2007||Ernesto Colnago turns 75 and is just beginning to design and develop the bicycles he has dreamed of.|
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