Valentino Campagnolo: The Big Interview

Just as the US had its historic Big Three car manufacturers, cycling has its Big Three: SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo. They all produce top-quality parts for bicycles, but Campagnolo has the edge.

After inventing the quick-release mechanism 80 years ago, it has remained at the forefront of bike technology ever since. It takes expertise to remain at the top. President Valentino Campagnolo explains his father's approach and why his company's future is electronic.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.