1983 - Del Tongo Colnago
Del Tongo Colnago Team with Giuseppe Saronni, 1982 World Champion in Goodwood (UK), at the beginnig of the new season 1983, and Giuseppe Saronni Winner of the Giro d’Italia 1983.
In 1983 Parentini makes the qualitative leap since it is the supplier of the most important professional team , the " DEL TONGO COLNAGO " composed of 13 athletes , with the Goodwood 1982 World Champion GIUSEPPE SARONNI.
Parentini previously collaborated with the DEL TONGO, dressing for several years the amateur team sponsored by the company of Arezzo.
The debut in the classic of Spring, in March 1983, was as good as possible with the victory of GIUSEPPE SARONNI, in rainbow jersey, of the Milano-San Remo. Then continuing with the SARONNI victory in the Tour of Italy with a superb performance from the whole team, surpassing the other Italian VISENTINI. In that Giro Giuseppe SARONNI won three stages, the Pink LEADER jersey of the General Classification and also won the Points Classification.
The team led by Pietro Algeri and Paul Abetoni on the Flagship, composed by Italian Claudio Bortolotto, Roberto Ceruti, Stefano Guerrieri, Leonardo Natale, Maurizio Piovani, Sergio Santimaria, the two brothers of Giuseppe, Alberto and Antonio Saronni, the Belgian Rudy Pevenage, Guido Van Calster and Willy Vigouroux, by Switzerland’s Marco Vitali and German Didier Thurau, won-by the way- always with Giuseppe SARONNI, two stages at the Vuelta of Spain.
In 1984 the team was reinforced with the arrival of Emmanuel BOMBINI and neo pro Francesco Cesarini, but the season for Giuseppe SARONNI was not the best for various physical problems and then came the victories of Guido VAN CALSTER in two stages of the Vuelta of Spain with the classification POINTS, and in a stage at Giro of Andalusia, and the victory of Sergio Santimaria in a stage of the TOUR of Italy.