BOTTECCHIA, WINNER SINCE 1924.
Centenary of the first Italian victory at the Tour de France.
The story of a victory become legend.
Ottavio Bottecchia is the first Italian to win the Tour de France, wearing the yellow jersey from the first to the last stage. And the first to replicate the victory for two consecutive years.
July, 20th 1924 - The Epic Victory
At the Parc des Princes Ottavio Bottecchia is first, both in order of stage finish and overall ranking, with 35' and 36'' advantage. That day, the Venetian wagons driver who had made his debut in the world of professional cycling only the year before, scored one of the most epic victories in the history of cycling.
He is the first Italian to win the Tour de France, and he is the first to do it wearing the yellow jersey from the first to the last stage.
Bottecchia astounds the crowds, the people love him. A humble rider with immense talent, a great worker linked to his family and his land, who without knowing a word of French conquers the hardest race in the world in foreign territory.
The consecutive year Ottavio repeats the feat, and wins again. His consecration to legend enters history.
2024 - THE CENTENARY
A hundred years after that victory, Bottecchia Cicli continues to celebrate and keep alive the memory of this timeless champion through the bicycles that bear his name.
The figure of Ottavio Bottecchia is imprinted on the Olympus of cycling champions and his heroic deeds continue to feed the dreams of sportsmen around the world.
The attitude to racing has always remained in the DNA of the Bottecchia brand, which dedicates the Reparto Corse line to high-level products intended for professional level competitions.
Competition, resilience, sacrifice and passion are the distinctive traits that unite the history of Ottavio and the Bottecchia brand. A story made of great achievements but also a lot of dedication and commitment, which year after year allows cyclists around the world to continue dreaming on Bottecchia bikes.