Will this partnership raise the level of competition in cycling?
This year, the Franzia Executive Cycling Team, a group of executives from Manila, Hong Kong, and Japan, elevates the fitness experience as they announce their partnership with Colnago Manila. The Italian cycling frames brand Colnago is trusted for its unique carbon steel road bike enhanced with signature colors.
As a cycling connoisseur’s bike dream frame, Team Franzia founder and Fly Ace Corporation president Lucio Cochanco is stoked to partner with Colnago Manila.
“Colnago has been a dream frame of mine since my high school days. The design geometry, lugs, and paint designs of Ernesto Colnago are a mix of superb engineering science and art put together that made it an Italian pedigree heritage brand,” says Cochanco.
Established in 1954, its craftsmanship and innovative design are what makes Colnago one of the best builders of a custom road race in the world and a legend in the bike manufacturing industry. This is the first time that Colnago will collaborate with an executive team in the world, where only 32 Colnago C-60 Special Team Franzia frames will be handcrafted in Italy.
Ernesto Colnago and the Team Franzia frame
“Our partnership with Team Franzia is something that I have long envisioned for the company. It symbolizes a momentous union of two powerful forces and our unbreakable tradition of excellence and quality. And it couldn’t have been a better occasion because this is also the first big partnership we’re signing in the Philippines, which also coincides with the 85th birthday of our founder, Ernesto Colnago,” says Colnago Philippines marketing head Dale Rosales.
Despite their busy schedules in their respective offices and fields, Franzia Executive Cycling Team makes time to ride together around Manila or nearby towns at least two to three times a week and compete every once in a while. An activity that each member looks forward to on a regular basis, the group was formed out of a passion that also allows them to manage stress and perform at their best in the workplace.
The design geometry, lugs, and paint designs of Ernesto Colnago are a mix of superb engineering science and art put together that made it an Italian pedigree heritage brand
“The spirit of camaraderie and passion for the sport are the basic foundations of Team Franzia,” says Fly Ace Corporation marketing manager Abbie Ng-Reyes. Team Franzia’s love for cycling and the many benefits it brings such as the joy of getting to participate in an activity that’s founded on friendship makes the group both inspiring and a motivation to all executives who wish to enjoy a balanced life.
“A bike frame that’s built for performance enhances the quality of performance of riders that feel safe at high speed, with calm delight in slinging down descents, with a reassuring safety to the senses as you near your limits that will help us in our upcoming competitions. Personally, it helps me reach my goals in every bike ride or competition while pushing myself to do better and come out stronger each time,” concludes Cochanco.