- Antonio Colombo
- A Prototype "Laser Nostra" Bicycle
- Columbus Niobium steel and carbon fork
Like Kelly Slater's surfboard (LOT 39), this stunning, limited-edition bicycle was ridden to victory in a major competition: in 2011, American rider Neil Bezdek won the Red Hook Criterium in Milan, the most famous fixed-gear competition in the world, riding this Laser Nostra prototype. The design of Cinelli's Laser was ground-breaking at the time of its release in 1980. Made to address a singular problem (making its rider the fastest on the track), it reflects the intense collaboration between designer Antonio Colombo and a team that included a frame builder, engineer, physiologists, coaches, and numerous champion riders. This prototype, with its famous Columbus Niobium steel tube and featuring a unique carbon fork, was created in 2011 for a special anniversary edition of 21 Laser bicycles released in 2012. This bicycle has been customised with old and new Columbus stickers.