Fausto Pinarello takes the cake: special chocolate chainset celebrates London visit

Chocolate Campagnolo chainset presented to Pinarello boss during his overnight stay at the Sofitel St James

Fausto Pinarello
(Image credit: Geraint Thomas)

This chocolate Campagnolo chainset was made especially for Fausto Pinarello when he stayed at the five-star Sofitel St James in London last night after his appearance at Rouleur Live.

Talking to Cycling Weekly at the London Pinarello store this morning and surrounded by high-end bikes including the latest Pinarello Dogma F, Fausto was keen to talk us through the development of the custom confectionary component.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.