That is what I was hoping for
I already came across a similar review on a blog. Given the reputation Tufo road tubulars have (high rolling resistance, but very durable) I was hoping the same is true for their cross tubulars. Apparently it is.
On my current CX-bike I have Challenge Grifo XS tires. Aside from lacking grip on muddy parts, they just don't look like they can take a lot of beating, especially on the sidewall.
One last question: can you use Tufo tubulars with Stans sealant, since they don't have an inner tube?