Affordable pro bike set to 'turn the market upside down' sells out in minutes

Replica of the Van Rysel RCR Pro used by Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale opened for preorders on Tuesday, but has already sold out

Van Rysel RCR in new colours
(Image credit: Hlénie/Van Rysel)

The replica of the Van Rysel RCR Pro, the WorldTour's cheapest bike - which one team rider said said would "turn the market upside-down" - has sold out within minutes of it being put up for preorder.

The bike, as used by Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale in the men's WorldTour, was available to preorder from 10am in the UK on Tuesday, but had already sold out by midday. There are still models available on Decathlon's websites in France and Belgium, priced the same numerically, so in effect cheaper on the continent.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.