If buying outrageously expensive cycling memorabilia is your thing, then we have good news for you. Lotto-Belisol are looking to sell off their old team bus.
The team have said that their old bus, which has carried them 817,000km, is “no longer appropriate” for the strains of Grand Tour racing.
In May Lotto unveiled their new team bus which accompanied the team on their 2013 Tour de France campaign. Now the season is over, the team are looking to take stock and sell off unneeded assets, including the old bus which is now considered surplus to requirements.
While the old bus can’t match the facilities of its young usurper, it is well equipped enough to handle smaller races in Europe.
The 1999 Eos bus, which can be seen on Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad’s website, has 817,000 kilometers on the clock and houses a leather seated meeting area at the front of the vehicle.
Further back are showering and toilet facilities as well as what looks like some form of changing area.
In comparison, the new bus is much more up-market. As seen in this cyclingnews video, the 2013 bus has a much wider range of facilities for riders facing the daily challenges of a Grand Tour.
Featuring a fully functioning kitchen area, complete with coffee machine and microwave; a more comfortable meeting area which individual seats for each rider and two showers, toilets and televisions, the new bus better suits a team vying for Grand Tour success.
If you are genuinely interested in taking this mammoth piece of kit off the hands of the folks over at Lotto-Belisol, then get in touch with sarah [at] lottobelisol.be.
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Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.
When Elliot's not writing for road.cc two wheels are still his favoured mode of transport; these days over the undulating streets of Madrid.