New Arena 1981 frameset from Battaglin celebrates the Giro’s final stage in Verona

It’s 38 years since Giovanni Battaglin won the Giro in the Verona amphitheatre

(Image credit: marco bizzotto)

Officina Battaglin has a new limited edition lugged steel frameset out to celebrate the Giro’s final stage time trial into the Roman amphitheatre in Verona.

It marks the race’s return to the site of Giovanni Battaglin, founder of Officina Battaglin’s, crowning as the winner of the Giro in 1981. Battaglin went on to win the Vuelta a Espana that same year.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.