David Cachón is a professional cyclist in the broadest sense of the term. Passion, expertise, an admirable career and a surprising ability to evolve, have made him a renowned figure in this world. Today he lives by and for cycling , and we are sure that TwoNav’s new ambassador will impress, and have people talking.
The beginnings of a great cyclist
David Cachón has been riding bikes since as far back as he can remember. Born in Zaragoza 37 years ago, although he still lives there we could say that he has become the rider he is today travelling all over the world, and that he is above all, an adventurer.
He began competing in Trial events and was twice crowned world champion in this discipline in both 1997 and 2000. During that stage of his life he also made the Guinness Book for a straight drop on a bike and his results simply couldn’t be better. Then a new modality hit the scene called Freeride, which he fell in love with and adapted his style to. David was drawn to this discipline as it allowed him to employ all his technical skills while – and this is always important for a restless soul like his – continuing to learn, and he was soon going head to head with the world’s best riders. Today he’s still there, at the top, and doing things his very own way, having created a unique style featuring a fusion of Trial, BMX and Freeride, applying it to Enduro and road cycling.
In the purest David Cachón style
To pursue this original project he has stepped away from competition and is exploiting his incredible riding skills in a different way: searching for settings with spectacular scenery, in mountains and cities, to perform his tricks and create the most beautiful pictures possible. And unimaginable ones: the idea is to be creative, to do what no one has thought of before. In a way, it verges on art.
“The good thing about these modalities is that not everything is measured by competition,” says David. He stopped competing at around age 26 or 27 when he was still at the top, going against the grain with what was a spontaneous decision. He simply decided to pursue his yearning to travel and discover, and this gave rise to this whole new approach to riding: “At the end of the day, competition is always the same, and in the same place.” In the end it turned out that his sponsors also liked the move – even more even than the excellent results he obtained during his competitive career. Who would have predicted it? By following his heart he had found the perfect way to make his passion his way of life, and he was determined to do it right. After that it was trip after trip and although he says that each one has something special and brings back extraordinary memories, he particularly remembers his trips to Japan, Greece, and his journey last year to Jerusalem and Israel.
David Cachón’s 2016 season, with TwoNav
There are various challenges slated for 2016 though no specific dates yet. The first will be in late January: he will climb a via ferrata in the Aragonian Pyrenees with his bike on his back to access to a path promising a spectacular descent. This will be the first of many adventures he will undertake with his TwoNav, which is “made up of young people eager to try new things, so we are on the same page.” For his specialty both orienteering and planning ahead are essential, so he is bound to make great use of our Anima+ and also our famed Land products.
At TwoNav we can say that feeling is mutual as we are really excited about the touch of originality that he is going to bring to the table, and of course we applaud his creativity. He is certainly going to be a very special ambassador.