Ag2r Factor One
Getting third place in the Tour de France in your first year is a considerable achievement for a bike brand new to the Worldtour. Romain Bardet only just clung onto his podium spot in last year’s Tour after a lacklustre final time trial, but it gave the boutique British bike brand a flying start.
Factor, bought in 2015 by former Tour green jersey Baden Cooke and his business partner Rob Gitelis, supplies the O2 climbing bike and the ONE aero bike to Ag2r. Both bikes feature some high-tech upgrades thanks to sponsorship from Ceramicspeed.
Frame Factor O2 Groupset Shimano Dura-ace Di2/ Ceramicspeed upgrades Wheels Mavic