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“The tailor,” “the atelier,” “the temple of the bicycle.” When people talk about Masi, these nicknames and phrases constantly pop up.
In the world of bicycle builders, the name Masi — first Faliero, then his son Alberto — is spoken with respect.
The very location of the Masi office says a lot, for Masi’s workshop is located inside yet another temple of cycling, the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan, the “magical track” on which many pages of cycling history were written by the champions of bicycle racing. And many of those pages and victors bear the signature of Masi.
For example, in 1956, Masi built in a few hours the bicycle that Jacques Anquetil used to set the hour record right there at Vigorelli.