Cannondale's first cycling product with wheels was the legendary Bugger, the world's first bicycle-towed trailer. This bike started a revolution! The oversized aluminum frame and its light weight and efficient stiffness set a new standard for performance and kick-started the era of aluminum. Cannondale made history by becoming the first US bike manufacturer to sponsor a European Pro road team, winning the Giro d’Italia in the first year. The success of the team and sprinter Mario Cipollini proved the superiority of Cannondale aluminum frames and ended the reign of steel in the peloton. Today, Cannondale produces many different types of high-end bicycles. The name of the company was taken from the Cannondale Metro North train station in Wilton, Connecticut.