Groupama-FDJ reveal new Lapierre race bike ahead of the 2018 Giro d'Italia

French pro team Groupama-FDJ will use a brand new Lapierre at this year's Giro d'Italia

Lapierre Xelius SL

Photo: Groupama-FDJ / Velobs / Nicolas Götz

As announced on Twitter it looks that Groupama-FDJ will be using a brand new bike from the French brand Lapierre ahead of the 101st Giro d'Italia this year.

The new bike has Xelius SL written on the top tube but on face value looks to have borrowed a number of aspects from number of bikes in Lapierre range. Eagle eyed viewers can see an Aircode looking head tube, seat tube and seatpost whilst you get a similar cut out at the rear end as the Xelius, which looks to be bigger and more exaggerated than its 2017 version.

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