Bianchi is an Italian company that's one of the oldest bicycle firms still in business today. Edoardo Bianchi started the company in the year 1885 as a 21 year-old.

Perhaps more so than any other bicycle company, Bianchi is known for a particular hue – celeste, a pale turquoise. Today it produces mountain and cyclo-cross bikes, but is best known for its Italian road machines.