Scroll down to see the FDJ team bikes from 2016 back to 2013 and it’s easy to see the subtle yet significant changes to frame design by Lapierre in recent years.

This French brand has had a long association with the FDJ WorldTour team. And here were present a gallery of 20 images of Johan Le Bon’s Xelius from early in the 2016 season.

Lapierre is part of the Accell Group and it has enjoyed considerable success on the international competitive scene for both road racing and MTB.

This is the seventh instalment of the online extras for the ‘Bikes of the peloton’ feature in #RIDE71.

Turn to p.80 of the magazine to read about Le Bon’s bike and what Lapierre has done to improve on their bikes from 2015.

Related links: Lapierre Aircode – bike test RIDE 67 • Interview with Lapierre brand manager • 

Click the photo below to begin the slideshow of 20 images of Le Bon’s Lapierre Xelius.

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2015 FDJ team bike (below)

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2014 FDJ team bike (below)

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2013 FDJ team bike (below)

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