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Oliver Naesen's Belgian national champion Factors - Gallery

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Oliver Naesen's Belgian champion's Factors

Oliver Naesen's Belgian champion's Factors
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AG2R La Mondiale use Shimano Ultegra chains, presumably to keep costs down

AG2R La Mondiale use Shimano Ultegra chains, presumably to keep costs down
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The seat tube hugs the shape of the rear wheel

The seat tube hugs the shape of the rear wheel
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CeramicSpeed provide AG2R La Mondiale with the OSPW system in conjunction with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur

CeramicSpeed provide AG2R La Mondiale with the OSPW system in conjunction with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur
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The bike features the national colours of Belgium through the design

The bike features the national colours of Belgium through the design
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Oliver Naesen's Factor ONE in custom Belgian national champion colours

Oliver Naesen's Factor ONE in custom Belgian national champion colours
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A look at the drivetrain on Naesen's Factor ONE

A look at the drivetrain on Naesen's Factor ONE
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The Factor ONE is the company's aero specific framesets and features many expected design aspects of a modern aero frameset

The Factor ONE is the company's aero specific framesets and features many expected design aspects of a modern aero frameset
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The custom saddle from Fizik features on both the Factor ONE and Factor O2

The custom saddle from Fizik features on both the Factor ONE and Factor O2
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The Factor ONE also has an unusual front hinge steering design as opposed to a traditional fork steerer running through the head tube

The Factor ONE also has an unusual front hinge steering design as opposed to a traditional fork steerer running through the head tube
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The Factor ONE comes with an integrated handlebar/stem cockpit setup and is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers

The Factor ONE comes with an integrated handlebar/stem cockpit setup and is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers
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A look at the non-drive side of Oliver Naesen's Factor ONE

A look at the non-drive side of Oliver Naesen's Factor ONE
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AG2R La Mondiale use Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals

AG2R La Mondiale use Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals
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Belgium's royal coat of arms features at the bottom of the underside of the down tube

Belgium's royal coat of arms features at the bottom of the underside of the down tube
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Factor's 'Wide Stance' design also extends to the forks of the ONE

Factor's 'Wide Stance' design also extends to the forks of the ONE
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Truncated stays and tubing reduces turbulance as wind flows over the frame

Truncated stays and tubing reduces turbulance as wind flows over the frame
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Oliver Naesen's Factor O2 in custom Belgian national champion colours

Oliver Naesen's Factor O2 in custom Belgian national champion colours
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The Di2 interface box is located in the handlebar end

The Di2 interface box is located in the handlebar end
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AG2R La Mondiale are one of several WorldTour teams that use Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres

AG2R La Mondiale are one of several WorldTour teams that use Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres
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Naesen's Factor ONE is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series direct mount brakes

Naesen's Factor ONE is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series direct mount brakes
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Each of Naesen's Belgium champion bikes feature a similar paint scheme and detailing

Each of Naesen's Belgium champion bikes feature a similar paint scheme and detailing
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The cobbles specialist is the natural leader for the French WorldTour team

The cobbles specialist is the natural leader for the French WorldTour team
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AG2R La Mondiale pair their Factor bikes with wheels from French manufacturer Mavic

AG2R La Mondiale pair their Factor bikes with wheels from French manufacturer Mavic
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Naesen's third bike for Omloop was seen with a Shimano Ultegra crankset

Naesen's third bike for Omloop was seen with a Shimano Ultegra crankset
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A closer look at the CeramicSpeed OSPW system

A closer look at the CeramicSpeed OSPW system
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Contrasting decals stand out on the black base coat of the frame

Contrasting decals stand out on the black base coat of the frame
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A number plate mount from K-Edge is attached at the brake bolt

A number plate mount from K-Edge is attached at the brake bolt
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The CeramicSpeed OSPW system on Naesen's number one race bike featured red jockey wheels

The CeramicSpeed OSPW system on Naesen's number one race bike featured red jockey wheels
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AG2R La Mondiale use SRM's Origin crankset, equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series chainrings

AG2R La Mondiale use SRM's Origin crankset, equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series chainrings
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Naesen uses team colour bidons, which don't quite match with the colour scheme of his special bike

Naesen uses team colour bidons, which don't quite match with the colour scheme of his special bike
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Black Inc provide the cockpit components and seat post on AG2R La Mondiale's bikes

Black Inc provide the cockpit components and seat post on AG2R La Mondiale's bikes
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A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 rear brake on Oliver Naesen's Factor O2

A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 rear brake on Oliver Naesen's Factor O2
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Unity makes strength' adorns the top tube and is generally accepted as Belgium's national motto, as well as making a nod towards Naesen's teammates perhaps

Unity makes strength' adorns the top tube and is generally accepted as Belgium's national motto, as well as making a nod towards Naesen's teammates perhaps
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The Factor ONE has the unusual split down tube design, also seen on the company's time trial model

The Factor ONE has the unusual split down tube design, also seen on the company's time trial model
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Wide Stance' seat stays allows air to flow through the stays as well as around them, Factor claims this improves aerodynamic performance

Wide Stance' seat stays allows air to flow through the stays as well as around them, Factor claims this improves aerodynamic performance
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The Belgian royal coat of arms on the seat tube of Naesen's bike

The Belgian royal coat of arms on the seat tube of Naesen's bike
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This article is part of 'Belgian Week' on Cyclingnews, a special run of features to celebrate the start of the Classics. For all our Belgian Week content click here.

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.

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