Bikes of Kromvojoj 2024

Bikes of Kromvojoj 2024

11 May, 2024

Kromvojoj is an early season road race, offering two fixed route distances around the Catalan Pyrenees with the aim of immersing riders in the local Catalan territory and offering a self-sufficient bike packing adventure.

Warm weather, varied terrain, and lots of climbing make Kromvojoj a beautiful and demanding early season challenge.

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Oscar Garrido

Age: 49

Location: Riudoms, Spain

Bike: Open UPPER & Enve G23 wheels (gravel setup). Light and stiff enough for gravel and road.

Key items of kit: Tailfin Carbon Rack + Apidura frame bag.

Altaf Hussain

Age: 45

Location: Yorkshire, England

Bike: Kinesis GTD Titanium. SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset, SON dynamo hub and lights, Hunt 44 UD carbon wheels and Profile Design aero bars with SRAM blips.

Key items of kit: Igaro charger, Garmin Edge 1040 computer and Garmin Radar.

Ben Wormald

Age: 31

Location: Bristol, UK

Bike: Brother Stroma, 50/34 x 11/36, 32c Continental GP 5000, compact TT bars, + bike fit from Jon at Pedalling Perfection.

Key items of kit: Trifector of British bags (Apidura, Wizard Works, Restrap), Exposure lights, Albion floro vest, Alpkit/ME bivvy setup.

Joan Josep Marcó Sancho

Age: 58

Location: Alcover, Spain

Bike: Specialized Aethos

Key items of kit: Iluminacion delantera y trasera. Bolsas bikepacking.

Jasper de Jong

Age: 41

Location: Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Bike: Specialized Tarmac Men SL6 Comp Disc

Key items of kit: Restrap race top tube long, AGU Venture Frame Pack, Topeak backloader, Restrap canister and Restrap stem bag.

Jaume Vila Sibila

Age: 58

Location: Pompeu Fabra, 17, 2on, Santpedor, 08251 , Barcelona

Bike: Scott Addict 30

Key items of kit: Back bag, Ortlieb, Garmin Edge 1040. Front bag Geosmina.

Paula Soler

Age: 31

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: 3t Exploro Ultra with SRAM Rival eTap.

Key items of kit: Set up Apidura and Tailfin.

Lammert de Jong

Age: 44

Location: Jistrum, Netherlands

Bike: Giant Propel advanced SL, Dura Ace, Zipp 303 Firecrest (front) and Zipp 404 Firecrest (rear)

Key items of kit: AGU Venture Snack Pack, AGU Venture Frame Pack, Topeak BackLoader 15L. Sea to Summit - Evac Compression Dry Bag UL as bar bag. BBB Cycling AeroBase BHB-52. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLight and Sea to Summit Spark SP1.

Josep Ortiz Llena

Age: 63

Location: Agramunt, Spain

Bike: Specialized Tarmac S-Works

Key items of kit: Apidura

Ryan MacGillivray

Age: 34

Location: London, UK

Bike: S-Works Aethos

Key items of kit: Tailfin frame and top tube bag, and Restrap Race saddle bag. Garmin 1040 Solar. Albion Ultralight Insulated Jacket and visibility cargo vest.

Ricardo De Miguel lostao

Age: 43

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Bike: My Bike is an MMR XGrip gravel bike, but with road tires. I have decided to use this kind of bike because is more confortable that my road bike and i have disc brakes for the downs in the Pyrinees. I m going to use a 46-30 and 11-42 Shimano GRX and a Continental ultra sport 700 x 28. And to wear the equipment a saddle bag of 7 litres, a Restrap framebag and two top tubes and a small bag on the front. I dont know how much will my bike weigh at the end, but it won't be a light bike.

Key items of kit: I Like to wear a lot of clothing not to be cold because i hate to be freeze on the bike. So thats the key, for me, to finish ultraraces, no to be freeze on a bike. hehehe

Valentin Hulard

Age: 30

Cap number: 00

Location: Gérardmer, FRANCE

Bike: Kuota Khan 2017, Shimano Ultegra 11-32 and 52-36 at the front. Mavic Ksyrium UST wheels, and Continental GP5000 28" tires.

Key items of kit: Frame Bag Restrap, saddle Bag Restrap 14L, gront light Magicshine RN3000 and GPS Garmin Edge1030+

Clémence Vandergheynst

Age: 36

Location: Belgique

Bike: Leon 88 Genus custom titanium frame, SRAM Force AXS 43/30- 10/36t, Carbone Wheels Duk and Tubeless tires Hutchinson Sector 28 mm.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, Helium Bivy Outdoor Research, Sea to Summit mattress ultralight, sleeping bag Cumulus X-lite 300, Rapha merino jersey, handmade bibshorts. Fizik Erogo lace MTB shoes and down jacket Fjern.

Sergi Florenza

Age: 45

Cap number: Rookie

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Orbea Orca

Key items of kit: 11-36t 11s compact 32t

Sergi Serra Monne

Age: 50

Location: Capafonts, Spain

Bike: Orbea Orca

Key items of kit: Bossa seient topeak, bossa quadre geosmina, bossa quadre tefal i bossa manillar geosmina


Age: 34

Cap number: 39

Location: Soria, España

Bike: Giant Revolt. Grupo SRAM FORCE ASX 12 con Casette Rival 10x36t. Juego de ruedas Syncros con neumáticos Good Year 700x28.

Key items of kit: Bolsas de cuadro y toptube, Geosmina. Bolsa trasera Apidura 10L. Luz delantera Exposure Strada RS 1200. Luz trasera Moon. GPS Garmin 540 Solar.


Age: 35

Cap number: 25

Location: Soria, España

Bike: Megamo Raise. Grupo Shimano Ultegra DI2 V11, con cassette Shimano 32x11t. Juego de ruedas con buje dinamo y neumáticos Good Year 700x28.

Key items of kit: Bolsas de cuadro y Toptube Quercusoutdoors. Bolsa trasera Specialized. Luz delantera Sinewave 750 lúmenes. Luz trasera Moon. Garmin Edge 1040.


Age: 57

Location: Castellvell, Tarragona

Bike: Cube Cross Ride

Key items of kit: Acoples personalizados, bolsas Rockbros, neumáticos Hutchinson Chalenguer tubeless.

Jordi Salvadó Kilchherr

Age: 51

Location: Cambrils, Spain

Bike: Finna Taroko

Key items of kit: Bags, dynamo and lights.

Stéphane Vecchione

Age: 52

Location: Lausanne, Suisse

Bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6, SRAM Red 11v 50/34 - 11/32t. DT Swiss ERC 1100 DICUT and Continental GP 5000 28" (inner tube).

Key items of kit: Saddle Infinity. Bag Restrap Race (Top Tube/Frame/Stem). Back Bag w/ Tailfin Rack. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Uberlight Mat. MSR E-Bivy. Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Bag (vesper). Garmin Light Varia. Head Light Petzl Nao RL (1500lm).

Lucky item: blue cap

Etienne Pousse

Age: 30

Location: Toulouse, France

Bike: Seka Exceed RDC frameset, Shimano Di2 8170, Praxis Zayante with Sigeyi powermeter, 50mm carbon spokes Farsports wheelset and Fizik Vento Argo R1 Adaptative

Key items of kit: Lezyne Macro drive 1400+ & strip drive pro 400+ and Topeak Backloader (15l) & Restrap top tube bag (2l).

Néstor Jiménez Olite

Age: 40

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Bike: BMC Team Machine SLR01

Key items of kit: Aerobars and waterproof bags.

Javier Alvarez Echarri

Age: 36

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Factor O2

Key items of kit: Frame bag, handlebar bag, seatpost bag. Distributed weight!

Nahuel Passerat

Age: 39

Location: Ariège, Pyrenees

Bike: Factor LS, Wheels Makadamm Gravax dynamo + Hunt. Tyres Continental ASTR 32.


Age: 59

Location: Cambrils, Spain

Bike: Specialized Tarmac S-Works

Maialen Zabala

Age: 30

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Cinelli Pressure ADR

Key items of kit: Gomitas