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by Dave Everett
April 7, 2015
Photography by David Everett
In the past few days we’ve been featuring some of the interesting and unusual bikes that were on display at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. In this instalment CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett learns a little about Sep Vanmarcke’s custom Bianchi Infinito CV.
Over at LottoNL-Jumbo’s hotel on the eve of the Tour of Flanders, one bike that stood out among the celeste green Bianchis was that of Sep Vanmarcke. The Spring Classics hopeful had his Bianchi Infinito CV custom painted to celebrate his week at Flanders. Sep is the only rider on the team to use a Infinito CV throughout the entirety of the year, even for standard road stages.
His bike for the Classics has a paint scheme that, I was told, is supposed to look like the paint is being stripped away by the speed he travels at. Others at the team hotel suggested it looked more like it had been abused by a wire brush.
On the top tube Sep has in bold letters the words “Less Fatigue. More Control”, just one of several details on the Belgian’s custom frame.
For those that are wondering, Vanmarcke went on to finish a disappointing 53rd at the Tour of Flanders, roughly three and a half minutes behind the eventual winner, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). You can bet Vanmarcke will bounce back at Paris-Roubaix this Sunday where he’ll be hoping to improve on his fourth place in last year’s race and his second place in 2013.
I hope you enjoy the photos of Vanmarcke’s bike below.