Gallery: Sam Bennett’s new Van Rysel FCR Pro aero bike

A closer look at a new addition to the dedicated aero bike category.

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by Ronan Mc Laughlin 01.07.2024 Photography by
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Decathlon-AG2R la Mondiale finally rolled out its new Van Rysel aero bike for stage 2 of the Tour de France and in doing so gave us us our first proper glimpses of the dedicated go-faster rig.

After JP Ballard first teased the bike in an episode of Performance Process earlier this year and we reported the first sightings of it in last week’s Performance Process newsletter, we finally got a chance on stage 2 to get a closer look. Both Sam Bennett and Oliver Naesen had the new bike at their disposal during stage 2, although, it’s likely its first real action will come on the flat, should-be-for-the-sprinters day, on stage 3.

There are no details yet as to when the new bike will be available, or even any official acknowledgement of the new bike, but it very clearly exists, so let’s take a closer look.

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