3T Cycling

3T Cycling is an Italian cycle sport company. It was founded in 1961.

3T Cycling
3T
TypePrivate
IndustryBicycle industry
Founded1961; 60 years ago (1961), Bergamo
FounderMario Dedioniggi
Headquarters,
ProductsBicycles, Bicycle frame and related components

3T switched production to carbon-fiber composite materials and in 2008 returned to pro cycling after several years' absence. For the 2008 season it sponsored the CSC team,[citation needed] which won the Tour de France. 3T sponsored three pro teams[which?] for the 2009 professional season.[citation needed]

In 2013 3T was a sponsor for Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux.[citation needed]

3T debuted its first bicycle in June 2016,[1] and followed with their second the year after.[2]

HistoryEdit

3T was founded by Mario Dedioniggi in Torino in 1961. It is located in Bergamo, near Milano, and originally known as 3TTT—Tecnologia del Tubo Torino (Turin Tube Technology).

In 1970, 3T switched production to aluminum alloy in place of steel, to cut down on weight. By the late 1990s, 3T started using carbon-fiber composites.

For the 2008 season, 3T sponsored Team CSC. The team's World Champion time trialist, Fabian Cancellara, rode it during the Tour of California. During the European season at the Giro d'Italia, CSC's team failed to win the race's opening Team Time Trial.

For the 2009 season, 3T sponsored three professional teams: Cervélo TestTeam, Garmin Slipstream, and Milram.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benson, Cory (2016-06-11). "3T hits the gravel+ with all new multi-surface Exploro carbon frame, and 650b+ wheels - First look". Bikerumor. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  2. ^ Eich, Russell (2017-06-23). "3T Strada 1x aero bike for rough roads". BikeRadar. Retrieved 2018-09-07.

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