Lapierre launches 2016 bikes

French bike company Lapierre unveils new 2016 road bikes in Gorges Du Tarn, France

(Image credit: © jean-luc armand)

Lapierre has considerable heritage in the cycling industry, having been producing bikes since 1946. There is also a well estabilished history in the pro-peloton, with the Dijon-based brand sponsoring the pro team.

The French team, riding French bikes enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in 2014, with 28 victories, including: three stage wins and best sprinter at the Giro d'Italia, third overall and best young rider in the Tour de France, and two stage wins at the Vuelta a Espana.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.