AG2R to ride Eddy Merckx bikes next season

A legendary name returns to the WorldTour

From next year, AG2R La Mondiale and their star rider Romain Bardet will be riding Eddy Merckx bikes. The agreement to ride Eddy Merckx machines will be for the next two seasons, with the option of a two year extension.

For the last few seasons, AG2R has been riding Factor machines. But Factor announced earlier this year that that relationship was ceasing.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.