The team Banesto Pinarello that Miguel Induráin rode to victory in the 1994 Tour de France is up for auction, with experts speculating that the bike could fetch anywhere from €50,000 to €75,000.
“Not only is it verified by Banesto’s own documentation, but recently we also asked Pinarello to confirm it using the engine chassis number. Pinarello has confirmed that it is Miguel Indurain’s bike from that year with which he won the Tour de France in 1994. The bike is intact, like new and never used by anyone except Indurain himself. All elements of the bike are original. Everything works perfectly,” assures Catawiki, the online platform that’s hosting the auction.
Banesto’s Pinarello bikes were supplied with Campagnolo components, Mavic rims, Aci Inox spokes, Vittoria tires, ITM handlebars and Indurain’s preferred Selle Italia Turbo saddles, while this specimen features a chrome fork and rear triangle, along with the classic white frame with rainbow accents. The bike also has “M. Indurain” decal on the top-tube.
Indurain’s Pinarello was put on display for the public in the heart of Paris last week, as part of Catawiki’s pop-up exhibition.
Gustavo Radesca, from Expert Sports, said, “we’re thrilled to have Miguel Indurain’s legendary bike up for auction on Catawiki, offering sports fans all over the world the opportunity to own a real piece of cycling history.”
The auction will run until April 23, which as already garnered bids upwards of €40,000.
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