There’s A New Sheriff In Town!
From the official Cannondale/Liquigas website.
Before the start of the 2009 Tour of Missouri’s stage six, Team Liquigas’ Francesco Chicchi made a bold prediction. “I’ll win the stage today,” promised the Tuscan sprinter. Four hours later, Chicchi stood on the top step of the podium, smiling an infectious smile of someone who can walk the walk. Chicchi’s tally in Missouri includes a stage win in 2008 in Saint Louis (the Gateway to the West) and that stage to Saint Joseph, the birthplace of the Pony Express. His love for western movies further inspired Cannondale to present to him this beautiful Super Six for the Tour of California and proclaim him “Frank The Sheriff.”
Airbrushed by Artech Design, the bike features a “wild west” them that pays homage to these victories and “Frank’s” newfound alias. fi:zi’k provided the cowhide-striped saddle and leather bar tape to finish the look. “I hope the day comes this week when I can fire off another shot and win here in California. Then they can say that the new sheriff is in town, named Frank!” said Chicchi aboard his new steed.