Lotto-Belisol team bus up for sale
Belgian cycling team look to sell old team bus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.