Team AG2R LA MONDIALE will once again travel the world racing and training with a range of Scicon Bags, including the popular AeroComfort 3.0 TSA bike travel bags and the Scicon Race Rain Bags, customized to each rider with their name and flag.
Kicking off its season alongside the rest of the WorldTour at the Tour Down Under, Team AG2R LA MONDIALE has already clocked up a number of air miles with the team’s Factor Bikes safely packed away in the fleet of Scicon AeroComfort 3.0 bags. After a strong start in Australia, the team didn’t take long to secure its first win of the season, when Alexandre Geniez raced to victory at the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise in France. With six wins already under their belt, the team heads towards the Spring Classics with confidence.
The roster carries strength in depth, with riders capable of racing to the highest spot on the podium in both the one day classics and also the Grand Tours. Having finished on the podium at both previous editions of the Tour de France, Romain Bardet is the team’s star rider, while his Belgian teammate Oliver Naesen has risen to become one of the major contenders in the Spring Classics. Jan Bakelants, Tony Gallopin, Pierre Latour and Alexis Vuillermoz all have Grand Tour stage wins on their palmares, whilst many other teammates are capable of winning at the highest level.
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Head Mechanic Gilles Martinet explained the benefits of working with SCICON, “The Scicon AeroComfort bike travel bags are very practical and provide optimum protection of the materials. The bike doesn’t need to be completely disassembled before being put in the bag travel which saves time when we have a lot of bikes to prepare. The fact that it can be fixed on a structure at the bottom of the bag is a guarantee of excellent protection.
“The interior compartment to put the wheels is also something that is very appreciated. Moreover, the Scicon Bag is on wheels, saving time when we have to move all of our materials, which is very important for us when we have to manage a lot of equipment, especially at airports.”
Christian Pearce, Scicon Bags brand manager, added: “Team AG2R LA MONDIALE is arguably France’s biggest pro team and this allows us to connect well with the French consumer. On a practical level, the riders on the team have provided us with great feedback over the years to help develop our products, and it’s a pleasure to have Team AG2R-LA MONDIALE riders as our brand ambassadors.”
We wish the team the best of luck for a successful 2018 season.