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ABOUT

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BEING BELGIAN AND BORN IN GRAMMONT, CYCLING IS IN MY DNA.
In October 2004 I arrived in Australia to participate at the iconic Crocodile Trophy MTB. I fell in love with the vastness and contrasting environments of the Australian Outback ... and with an Australian girl. In 2006 I would take the overall win at the Crocodile Trophy, my last competitive race.
Since then Australia has been my home away from home and I felt it was time as a former road pro-cyclist and imported Omeo local to share my passion and knowledge for both bikes and the Omeo Region with cycling enthusiasts like you.
Christophe Stevens, founder VELO GRAMMONT
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VELO

A single track vehicle consisting of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handle bars attached to the front wheel.

Picture: John Bange of Clifton QLD on his 'velo' hammering round his dirt track at Aviadel (1930).

 

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GRAMMONT

A city and municipality located in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian Provence of East Flanders.

Picture: Jacques Anquetil making his way towards Le Mur de Grammont during the fifth stage of the Tour de France (1957).

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CROCODILE TROPHY

A gruelling two week Red Bull MTB stage race held in NT / Far North Queensland, Australia.

Picture: 'à bloc' together with Italian Mauro Bettin (2005 Overall MTB Marathon World Cup Winner) going for stage win while being chased by Australian Adam Hansen (2005).