Oliver Naesen's Belgian national champion Factors - Gallery

Custom finished Factor O2 and Factor ONE for AG2R La Mondiale rider

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In the week before the 2017 Tour de France, Oliver Naesen became Belgian national road race champion in the 118th edition of the event.

As with some of the European national road champions, Naesen then had the honour of wearing the famous national colours of Belgium during the Tour de France and the 12 months that follow.

It wasn't until the RideLondon Classic after the Tour de France that Naesen was equipped with a custom finished Factor O2 to complement the national champion's jersey.

For the 2018 season, at least until the national championships at the end of June, Naesen will continue to wear and race on the national colours of Belgium, on the Factor O2 and, for the new season, the aero-specific Factor ONE.

The Factor ONE features several eye-catching design features to cheat the air, including a split down tube, integrated head tube steerer, 'Wide Stance' forks and seat stays and, perhaps expectedly, an integrated cockpit system.

The national colours of Belgium make up the bold design of the frameset, which also features the country's motto 'L'union fait la force' on the top tube and the royal crest on the underside of the down tube.

Fizik further adds to the bicycle with a Fizik Antares saddle, which is also in custom colours for the Belgian champion.

AG2R La Mondiale pairs their Factors with Mavic wheels, Black Inc finishing kit and a Shimano Dura-Ace groupset. CeramicSpeed and SRM are integrated into the groupset with an oversized pulley-wheel system and crankset-based power meter respectively.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Naesen's two bikes in the national champion colours of Belgium.

Full Specifications

Oliver Naesen's Factor ONE

Frame: Factor ONE RGi Carbon in custom finish for Belgian national champion
Fork: Factor ONE RGi Carbon in custom finish for Belgian national champion

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 direct mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 with CeramicSpeed OSPW system
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-6800
Crankset: SRM Origin with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings, 53/39
Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Ultimate
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Factor integrated cockpit system
Tape/grips: Black Inc
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Fizik Antares in custom colours for Belgian national champion
Seat post: Factor ONE
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus
Computer: SRM PC-8 (not photographed)
Other accessories: K-Edge number plate mount

Oliver Naesen's Factor O2

Frame: Factor O2 RGi Carbon in custom finish for Belgian national champion
Fork: Factor O2 RGi Carbon in custom finish for Belgian national champion

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 with CeramicSpeed OSPW system
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-6800
Crankset: SRM Origin with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings, 53/39
Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Ultimate
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: Black Inc Handlebar
Stem: Black Inc Stem
Headset: CeramicSpeed
Tape/grips: Black Inc
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Fizik Antares in custom colours for Belgian national champion
Seatpost: Black Inc Seatpost
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal
Computer: SRM PC-8 (not photographed)
Other accessories: K-Edge number plate mount

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