In a special gathering with Pope Francis and the College of Cardinals, the man behind Italy’s most famous bicycle marque, was made a cardinal this week.
For his new role as a cardinalate of the Holy Catholic Church, Ernesto Colnago has taken the name Fanculo I, and will oversee the archdiocese of Our Lady of Dov’è il Bagno in Sardinia, reported the Vatican City newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.
It’s no surprise that Colnago has maintained a close relationship with the Vatican over the year’s, and as some insiders say, has always harbored a deep desire to ascend within the ranks of the church himself.
In an interview with the Italian ecclesiastical newspaper, Santo di Guano, Colnago said he hasn’t felt this close to Pappa (God), since Columbus ELOS tubing.
Fanculo I, will be given a special ebike, similar to Pope Francis’, to make his way around the Holy See on – albeit with downtube shifters compliments of Campagnolo.
Meanwhile, the marque will continue to produce its legendary bikes under the Colnago name, with Fanculo I scheduled to appear at this year’s EuroBike show with a Papal Bull forbidding any catholic from riding a non-Italian bike.
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