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Rubbing Elbows with Legends at Antonio Colombo’s Wedding in Milan

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I had the fortunate opportunity, on a beautiful sunny Saturday April 6th in Milan, to attend the wedding of my former business partner and friend Antonio Colombo to his long time partner Alessandra Cusatelli. The event was held at the Palazzo Duomo with around 50 close friends and family members. 


As Antonio was at the helm of Columbus and Cinelli for nearly 50 years, his legacy in the cycling business is undeniable. Among the guests were legends of the Italian cycling industry.

From left to right, Fabrizio Giussani Former Columbus CEO, Gianni Gabella Former Cinelli CEO, Angelo Caccia Former Commercial Director for Campagnolo and Columbus, Ermanno Leonardi CEO of Specialized Italy, Alessandra Cusatelli, Antonio Colombo, Paolo Erzegovezi Former Cinelli/Columbus CEO, and Andrea ‘Laserman’ Pesenti. 

Canyon Founder Roman Arnold is a long time friend of Antonio Colombo and came down from Koblenz to attend the event. Roman first came to know Antonio when he and his brother Franc (ERGON) began importing and selling Cinelli components in Germany in the 1980s.

From left to right, Claudio Marra Full Speed Ahead/Vision Managing Director, Gianni Gabella Former Cinelli CEO, Fabrizio Giussani Former Columbus CEO, Paolo Erzegovezi Former Cinelli/Columbus CEO, and Angelo Caccia, Former Commercial Director for Campagnolo and Columbus.

Antonio Colombo with some of his long time friends inlcuding Italian Blues Musician Fabio Treves, second from the left.

Antonio with his long time partner and now wife, Alessandra Cusatelli.

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