Vecchiojo on why this 'cross bike is sooo special… and it is

In the second of our vids of our favourite things from Eurobike, Vecchiojo gets misty eyed about his "favouritest" bike at the show. The carbon cyclocross bike ridden by Rabobank's Lars Boom the current Dutch national cyclocross champion and the world cyclocross champion back in 2008.

It certainly is a mud-plugging thing of awe and wonder… as you'll find out if you click play and let Jo explain…

If the sight of Lars' bike has whetted your appetite for more cross bikes loveliness check out our Eurobike bike cyclocross galleries helpfully titled Cyclocross bikes 1 and Cylocross bikes 2, we tried to think of something more imaginative, but there you go. We've added a fair few pics to that last one recently too.


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.


wild man [297 posts] 7 years ago

Far too pretty to be allowed anywhere near mud.

GavinT [82 posts] 7 years ago

He does like to make an effort...