Having blogged about riders’ names, where Boonen means beans and Cipollini is Italian for small onions, here’s another name: Campagnolo. What does campagnolo mean? It’s an Italian term that translates as someone from the campi or fields or more precisely… a country bumpkin. I’m not sure that’s the sort of image you had in mind?
Of course the name comes from Tulio Campagnolo, the company’s founder. He started the business in Vincena in 1933.