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Johan Le Bon's Lapierre Xelius SL – Gallery

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Johan Le Bon's Lapierre Xelius SL

Johan Le Bon's Lapierre Xelius SL
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The finishing kit is supplied by PRO components

The finishing kit is supplied by PRO components
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The powermeter cranks are marked as prototype

The powermeter cranks are marked as prototype
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Le Bon opts for the popular Fizik Arione saddle

Le Bon opts for the popular Fizik Arione saddle
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No set-back on the seat post and carbon seat rails

No set-back on the seat post and carbon seat rails
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Le Bon is no fan of #SlamThatStem

Le Bon is no fan of #SlamThatStem
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Carbon PRO Vibe handlebars

Carbon PRO Vibe handlebars
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The team's sponsors adorn the chainstays

The team's sponsors adorn the chainstays
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Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels

Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels
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Johan Le Bon's name on the toptube

Johan Le Bon's name on the toptube
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The Di2 cables are kept tidy coming out of the chainstay

The Di2 cables are kept tidy coming out of the chainstay
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Shrink wrap keeps the brake and gear cables tidy

Shrink wrap keeps the brake and gear cables tidy
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Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres

Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres
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Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages

Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages
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FDJ were the only team running Dura-Ace 9150 cranks at the Tour Down Under

FDJ were the only team running Dura-Ace 9150 cranks at the Tour Down Under
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The team was also equipped with Shimano's new powermeter

The team was also equipped with Shimano's new powermeter
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The rest of the groupset was Dura-Ace Di2 9070

The rest of the groupset was Dura-Ace Di2 9070
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 front derailleur

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 front derailleur
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A look at the bottom bracket area of the bike

A look at the bottom bracket area of the bike
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Le Bon opts for the two-directional climber switch on the tops of his bar

Le Bon opts for the two-directional climber switch on the tops of his bar
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Shimano Dura-Ace shifters

Shimano Dura-Ace shifters
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Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes

Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes
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The 'triple-triangle' design of the LaPierre adds comfort

The 'triple-triangle' design of the LaPierre adds comfort
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The non-drive side crank

The non-drive side crank
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A profile view of the direct mount brakes

A profile view of the direct mount brakes
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The standard rubber band Garmin mount for Le Bon

The standard rubber band Garmin mount for Le Bon
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Johan Le Bon arrived at the Tour Down Under to begin his fifth season in the WorldTour ranks. However, in the first stage of the WorldTour opener, Le Bon crashed out and was unable to finish the race. After visiting hospital for a check up, Le Bon was given the all clear to head back to the team hotel and continue his preparations for the rest of the year.

Le Bon rides a medium Lapierre Xelius and whilst the majority of the groupset is Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2, the French team were the first in the WorldTour peloton to be racing on the new Dura-Ace 9150 crankset, including a prototype version of Shimano's first powermeter. It is likely that FDJ will be supplied with the remainder of Shimano's latest groupset in time for the spring Classics.

The finishing kit on the bike is predominantly supplied by Shimano's component brand PRO and the wheels are Dura-Ace C50s partnered with the popular Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres. Le Bon opts for a Fizik Arione saddle. The PRO Vibe alloy stem sits upon 20mm of spacers, which is a rarity among the WorldTour peloton's bikes.