Selle San Marco is a historic and famous saddle craft company located in Rossano Veneto, in northeastern Italy. This small city is known worldwide for producing competition cycling saddles. Modern saddles, but with a glorious past. Luigi Girardi was the man who made Rossano Veneto the world capital of cycling saddles by founding Selle San Marco 75 years ago with a 100 lira loan that he invested in a bicycle accessories distribution business. The San Marco saddles quickly became popular among professional riders. In those years, Fausto Coppi built his Campionissimo legacy, thanks to his legendary performances when cycling was sweat and effort. 1953 was the most glorious year of his career as he won the Giro d’Italia for the fifth time with a memorable Stelvio climb. In the same year, Coppi also became world champion in Lugano, with another legendary performance, winning alone finishing more than 6 minutes ahead of his rivals in the 30 km final. Selle San Marco currently uses the latest technologies and the most advanced materials such as BioFoam with a biodynamic structure that follows the movements of the pelvis during pedalling, guaranteeing comfort, reduced weight, lasting resistance and the perfect support; Microfel, a carbon fibre reinforcement which is breathable, resistant, lightweight and offers better grip; and Xsilite, a material which is lighter and stronger than titanium.
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