And not just De Rosa, Bottechia and Carrera too

One of the best things about Eurobike is going round the main road hall - that's A1 in case you ever make it over there - perving at all the beautifully exotic and exotically priced bikes fromt the boutique Italian bike brands. The biggest Italian brands, Bianchi, Colnago,  and and Pinarello arent' part of this little Italy but De Rosa always are - with the biggest stand like gatekeepers to the world of artisan built Italian bikes. Sadly this year there's weren't quite so many of those smaller Italian marques, but there were still some fantastic bikes to see . So Tony and Vecciojo popped over to A1 to admire, perv…  and raise the odd quizzical eyebrow.

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.