Courtesy of SRAM's Road Diaries here's a look around Lance's road bike. (We've embeded the Road Diaries channel, below, so the story may load up with the next episode which is a possibly not so exciting look at the outside of the Team Astana tent at the ToC Prologue - to see the bike scroll back and click on the thumbnail of the vid with a bike leaning against a wall).
Interesting factoids - Lance's bike gets gold bolts in the chainset "That's Lance only" says Michael from SRAM, plus, at their request, Astana run a non-standard stainless steel front mech plate for a crisper shift…
Astana riders Janez Brajkovic, Yaroslav Popovych and Steve Morabito had Madones just like this stolen, okay, minus the 1274 paint job and the gold bolts.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.