If you’re familiar with ultra-endurance cycling, Kristof needs no introduction. Kristof has won the world’s premier sealed-road bikepacking race, The Transcontinental, three times. He won the 2015 edition of the 9,200km Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race. He was leading the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race in 2017 after a brutal 5,000 km showdown with Mike Hall, when the race was cancelled after Mike Hall was tragically killed by a motorist. Kristof’s performances have astounded dot-watchers as much as his opponents.
While the mild-mannered Belgian might play down his achievements, he just doesn’t know how to lose unsupported ultra-endurance events. His style is characterised by a relentless drive to move forward, with an impressive moving average speed coupled with very little rest. He needs a bike he can trust and Curve bikes have been proven in the battlefield of unsupported ultra-endurance racing. From the deserts of Australia to the mountains of the Tour Divide, Curve bikes are designed to perform in the toughest events on the planet. The fit for Kristof is perfect. “I’m excited to ride Curve because they make the bikes I like to ride. It’s back to basics with solid bikes that you can trust under all conditions”, Kristof said.
While Kristof isn’t focussed on racing right now he has a full calendar of exciting adventures planned, with a possible record attempt on the horizon. “There’s a tough, well contested record that I am interested to challenge. The record was achieved with support but I think I might attempt it unsupported. I still have some more research to do first”, Kristof said. We can’t say much more right now, but we are super excited to see what Kristof attacks next.
So with all this great news we're also very excited to announce Kristof will be riding with us here at G!RO on the 1st July! On the 29th, 30th and 1st, we are having a Transcontinental Road Race extravaganza and will be welcoming Apidura & Matt Falconer on the Friday with Beers & BBQ, A Curve Demo day on the Saturday and a ride out with Kristof on the Sunday! It's going to be a be a big one and you'd be crazy to miss it! More details to follow soon...
Follow Kristof’s adventures on Instagram: @allegaertk
Bike Specifications and Photos below.
Kristof’s Belgie Disc - Code Name: Natascha
Frame: Curve Belgie Disc Titanium
Wheels: Curve G4 Carbon 45mm
Groupset: Campagnolo Record Disc Mech. Compact 50~34 + 12~27 Cassette
Tires: Continental GP 4000 25mm
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Titanium
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS
Sponsors: Curve, Sportful, Supernova Lights
Code Name: Natascha
G!RO CYCLES of Esher, Surrey hosted a weekend long event celebrating all things endurance cycling. The primary focus being the Trans Continental Race, insightful stories and expert advice were shared by previous participants regaling both the highs and the lows. Brand representatives from Apidura, Sportful and Curve Cycling were on hand to answer product related questions; making the connection between
man rider and machine.
Sunday was an opportunity for customers and friends of G!RO CYCLES to ride with Kristof Allegaert; a former winner of the Trans Continental and this is where this photographic story begins. (Photo credit: Taylor Tulip-Close)
Picture the scene. It’s a hot sweltering day. You’re out on a ride in need of refreshment. Something only a caffeine based drink will satisfy. Alas, a hot coffee won’t butter no parsnips. What do you do?! Decide on a drink that has the potential to refresh but also the potential to make you bonk on the home straight!? Don’t be ridiculous. Embrace what is the ever growing cold coffee world!
Find out about our favourite Cold Coffee brew methods and try them at home! The Cold Coffee Takeover!
We we would be nothing without people. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we've jointly created, from the people that walk / cycle through our door to the amazing brands and companies that we work with. This has allowed our cycling community to blossom due to the basic principles that we share. Jon Skinner and Paolo Mariani are the absolute definition of this! We're fortunate enough for them to share their company and riding with us. This is their #ridewithmates Cycling Trip to 'The Three Lakes' of Verona, Italy.
"Jon and I met through the fantastic Giro Cycles community. Both of us have similar goals of what we want to get out from cycling - meaningwe rarely disagree on anything about adventures however, for everything else it’s a different story."