John Degenkolb lines up at the start of the cobbled classics with his customized Project One Trek Domane bicycle.
The custom paint scheme begins with a base of hand-scuffed liquid metal complemented with a dark smoke tint and clean racing stripes. Pops of glossy red smoke add contrast, and Degenkolb’s lucky number and removable team logos complete the design.
Degenkolb, who won Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix in 2015, will take inspiration from his Project One Domane throughout the spring cobbled Classics.
“Obviously I loved the bike right from the start because it’s inspired by who I am, on and off the bike. Some people call me “a gentleman of speed”, a title I would like to honor as much as I can, and you will find that also on my stem. The bike has my lucky number 7 on the seat tube as well”, said Degenkolb.
“Of course, everybody knows that cobbles are my favorite terrain, but I am not sure if people are aware that my passion off the bike is motorcycles. So, riding a bike whose design takes cues directly from my personal café racer moto, that’s just awesome!”
Each John Degenkolb Café Racer Domane is hand-painted at Trek’s global headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and available now to customers worldwide exclusively through Project One.