Greipel and Dan Martin to ride new Factor Ostro VAM aero bike at the Tour de France

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Factor Ostro VAM

André Greipel was spotted aboard an all-new Factor aero bike (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Factor Ostro VAM

The same bike was spotted beneath Dan Martin, suggesting the bike might be able to meet the UCI’s weight limit of 6.8kg (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

At the Tour de France teams presentation, Israel Start-Up Nation’s André Greipel and Dan Martin took to the stage aboard as-yet-unreleased Factor road bikes, which Cyclingnews believes to be the new Factor Ostro VAM.

The bike in question is unquestionably aero in design, sharing traits with other aero offerings such as the new Canyon Aeroad, also spotted at the Tour team presentation beneath Alejandro Valverde. 

Rumours have been circulating of a new bike from the British brand since a new model appeared on the UCI’s list of approved frame and forks on July 22. The Ostro, given the frame code of

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Launches this year have been low-key affairs but we’ve still seen a range of new bikes likely to be raced at the Tour, from brands including Specialized, BMC, Merida, Factor and Trek.

However, there’s been nothing new on the high-end groupset front since SRAM AXS in early 2019, and we’ve not seen the usual torrent of “saves 3 seconds at 55kph” type stuff attached to wheel launches.

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Miguel Angel Lopez crashes into road sign, keeps riding at Tour de France

Lopez, the team leader for Astana, lost control of his bike at the start of a curve and skid on wet pavement into the sign on the other side of the road. Moments later, race footage showed Lopez standing next to the bike and the sign.

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Though armored cars have fallen out of favor with a number of militaries around the world, France still has a number of cars in service. Often nimble and well-armed, French armored cars serve in a reconnaissance role. The AMX-10 is one of the French military’s larger, more capable armored cars, and served faithfully from the early aughts until today, though due to the platform’s armor and firepower limitations, it will be phased out of service in the future in favor of a better protected and up-armored alternative.

The AMX-10 initially served as an armored reconnaissance vehicle with the French armed forces. Though originally an amphibious vehicle, the AMX-10’s dual pump jets were removed in the late 1980s in favor of adding extra armor to the platform for better survivability. Since the removal of the AMX-10’s amphibious capability and the additional weight added to the platform by additional armor plating, the

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