Colnago Lars Boom Cyclocross

Lars has been Dutch Cyclocross champion since he was 16 and won the World champs in 2007. And this tricked-out Colnago is his race bike - it even has mud on the tyres. I'm not sure a radially spoked deep section carbon front wheel is everyone's idea of off road comfort, but the boy keeps on winning... perhaps he's just desperate to finish! <br clear="all />

Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.