AG2R La Mondiale
THE ULTIMATE ASPIRATIONS!With a lengthy list of Tour de France victories, our pro riders at AG2R La Mondiale strive to test their mettle on the world’s greatest stage. Able to concentrate solely on the next breakaway, the IZALCO MAX allows its riders to continue to write cycling history. Their thoughts are fed back into the bike, leading the IZALCO MAX to reach the pinnacle in terms of performance, making it worthy and capable of achieving the greatest sporting feats.
In 2013, FOCUS began its sponsorship of the AG2R La Mondiale, the UCI Pro team with World Tour status – and success quickly followed. In the first year of this partnership, the team achieved no less than nine individual wins – including the Alpe d’Huez, the "queen stage" of the Tour de France. In the 2014 season, the team simply left the competition standing: no team had a better record this year, and consequently AG2R La Mondiale was able to jump from fourth to second place in the UCI Ranking. This was due in no small part to the team wins at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
Of course, the machines ridden by the professionals are also available from specialist cycle shops, but with one important difference: recreational bikers are not required to conform to the UCI minimum weight of 6.8 kg, so the models you can buy from a shop weigh even less than those ridden by the pros.