EF Education's Giro d'Italia Cannondales are decorated with leftover paint - and look brilliant

The US-based team will use handpainted bikes that use excess paint to limit waste. And yes, we'd hang them on our wall!

Cannondale LAB71 SuperSix EVO handpainted for the EF Education-EasyPost team ahead of the Giro d'Italia 2023
(Image credit: EF Education Pro Cycling)

Think of the hallmarks that define the Giro d'Italia and you'll likely imagine the crazed tifosi lining roads three deep, Il Garibaldi, the route book, and of course Italy itself, Bel Paese.

But in recent years there's been an additional staple added to both the men's and women's races: the EF Education pro cycling teams ‘switch out’ kit and bike.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.