Ernesto Colnago

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Ernesto Colnago (born 9 February 1932) is an Italian entrepreneur and inventor who founded in 1952 and still runs the bicycle manufacturing company Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l..[1][2][3]


Colnago began working for the Gloria Bicycle Company in Milan in 1945 when he was 13 years old. He subsequently raced their bikes.[3]


  1. ^ "Colnago: still making history". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ The Bicycle Book. Dorling Kindersley. 2016. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-241-27888-8.
  3. ^ a b Cycling News, 2 May 2018, Ernesto Colnago's best bikes of all time