Benjamin Topf

Chief Editor

Whether road or mountain bike, roll mat or Ritz-Carlton, whisky or water, digital or analogue, Ben loves both, as long as it isn't the boring middle road! He's always the best-dressed person in our headquarters. As editor-in-chief of GRAN FONDO and DOWNTOWN, Ben spends most of his time on asphalt or gravel roads – mostly with drop bars, sometimes with and sometimes without E-assist. As a former downhill racer, he also knows his way around a mountain bike. With an open mind and a big grin, he’s helping to pioneer a new view of road cycling, providing a breath of fresh air in a scene stuck in its ways and embodying trends such as gravel and bikepacking better than any other editor on this planet.