Teams & Athletes

Our Teams

At Factor, racing is in our DNA. From inception to future innovation, from ride quality to aerodynamics – we stay true to our racing roots. Working with world-class teams and athletes allows us to constantly strive for the very best, so our bikes always have that winning edge. 

Israel – Premier Tech

Racing at the highest level in the most important events in the UCI WorldTour, Israel – Premier Tech fields a squad capable of winning on all terrains. Factor has been the technical partner of the team since 2020. Each season we continue to work closely with the team to develop innovative products that will help them win the biggest races in the world. The team will be competing on the OSTRO VAM and the O2 VAM in the toughest road races, while the HANZŌ will be their cutting-edge aerodynamic weapon for time trials.

Human Powered Health

With a deep history in supporting women’s cycling, Team Human Powered Health excels as an innovative organization with a strong line-up of riders who can compete with the best in the world. As a member of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the squad will be riding the biggest races on the women’s calendar, including Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. Their international line-up of talented athletes will be riding the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM and HANZŌ.

Team Amani

Established by the AMANI Project to create cycling opportunities and provide a pathway for aspiring racers in East Africa, Team Amani has become a force in its own right on the international gravel stage. With a strong team of talented men and women, Team Amani has already taken top places at events like Unbound, the Migration Gravel Race, Evolution Gravel, and Cape Epic. In their efforts to shoot for the top step of their targeted races, Team Amani will be riding the OSTRO Gravel for the gravel-heavy races while they will also have the LANDO XC and LANDO HT in their arsenal for the mountain bike events.

L39ION of LA

L39ION of Los Angeles can realistically claim to be among the most dynamic and energetic cycling teams in the world. Founded as a team determined to change the cycling status quo of and promote diversity in the sport, L39ION of LA focus on criterium racing in the US while engaging with the wider community to instill a love of the bike and encourage people from all walks of life to hop on two wheels. Their team of talented athletes have dominated the races on the streets of North America for several seasons, and will continue to do so while aboard the OSTRO VAM and O2 VAM.

Australian Cycling Academy (ACA)

ACA Cycling is an Australian UCI Continental team that was established by former professional cyclists Ben Kersten and Matt Wilson. The team is made up of a talented combination of women and men and is all about creating a brighter future for Australian cyclists, providing them with a positive, inspiring environment to develop into the best cyclists they can be. Factor is proud to be a long term sponsor for the team as they continue to make waves on the Australian race circuit and beyond.They will have access to the full line of Factor bikes including the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, and HANZŌ.

Platform Pro Cycling Powered by InstaFund

Platform Pro Cycling Powered by InstaFund is a women's professional cycling team, based in Canada, racing a wide-ranging road, gravel, and mountain bike schedule. Determined to think outside the box and promote women’s cycling, the team is modeled to allow their riders to attend and perform at the races that best suit their ambitions. They are also focusing on developing the future generation of cyclists. With their alternative schedule of road and off-road events, the Platform Pro Cycling riders will be competing on the full line-up of Factor bikes including the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, OSTRO Gravel, LANDO XC, and LANDO HT.

Team Bryton Icefield

Team Bryton Icefield was founded in 2021 by Bryton Inc. The young team aspires to become a successful professional cycling team while developing domestic talent to reach their high ambitions. The team consists of some of the best riders in Taiwan and have proven to be a dominant force in their regional events, with home-grown talents. They will be riding the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, and HANZŌ.


Team UKYO is a Japanese UCI Continental team that was established in 2012. Factor have been partners of the team since 2020. Managed by Japanese racing car driver, Ukyo Katayama, speed and performance is also in their DNA. Over the years, they have proven themselves as a dominant force on the professional racing scene Asia wide and continue to target wins in major races on the UCI Asia Tour. We are proud to supply the team with the full line of Factor racing bikes including the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, and HANZŌ.

Our Athletes

Alexey Vermeulen

Alexey always dreamed of racing at the highest level in the European peloton. When he made it there, he realized he was missing some vital aspects of the sport: joy and a connection with people. Hitting the reset button, Alexey came home to start racing gravel and mountain bikes. He has found a lot of success in the dirt and he has reestablished that connection to the cycling community, especially with his From the Ground Up project. Alexey still races to win at events like Unbound, Leadville and other Life Time Grand Prix rounds. But he is always quick with a smile and happy to share stories about Sir Willie the Wiener. Alexey races the OSTRO Gravel, LANDO XC, LANDO HT, and the HANZŌ.

Lauren de Crescenzo

Lauren has long been considered a generational talent. Both on the road and on gravel, she has a rich palmarès. A terrible accident at the end of the San Dimas Stage Race in 2016 nearly put an end to her career. It’s her talent and tenacity that has brought her back to the top of her sport. It also encourages her to work to show other people who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that you always can work towards your dreams. Lauren is aiming for the top step whenever she races, but she also wants to enjoy the ride. She competes on the OSTRO Gravel and LANDO XC.

Beth Potter

Having switched from being a professional long-distance runner to an elite triathlete, Beth Potter has her eyes firmly fixed on Paris 2024. Her 2023 season was such a success that she will be considered among the top favorites to take gold. She already won the Olympic Games Test Event in Paris in August 2023, and then went on to be crowned the World Triathlon Championship Series World Champion after winning the final round in Pontevedra, Spain. Beth races on the OSTRO VAM.

Rob Britton

After racing over a decade at the pro level in North America and Europe, Rob decided there had to be more to life. He needed to rediscover his love of the sport. Turning to the exploding gravel scene, Rob has found a new niche: pushing himself towards bigger and wilder adventures. He has set FKTs, won 2023 Badlands, and ventured deeper into unknown regions. He relies on his OSTOR Gravel, LANDO XC and OSTRO VAM to get him to where he needs to be, as fast as possible.


Chris Froome

With seven Grand Tour victories to his name, including four Tours de France, Chris Froome is undoubtedly the most decorated stage race rider of his generation. Currently a member of the Israel – Premier Tech cycling team, Froome is also an investor and member of the Factor Board of Directors. He makes continual contributions to the development and testing of Factor Bikes, which can readily be felt on the exceptional O2 VAM lightweight climbing bike. He’ll be racing on the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, and HANZŌ.

Colleen Quigley

As a professional middle-distance runner, Olympian, and world record holder in the 4x1500 meters relay, Colleen Quigley has now added triathlon racing to her agenda. She’ll be racing on the OSTRO VAM looking to add a few elite tri titles to her collection of accolades.

Chico Brenes

Chico Brenes is a pro skateboarder and a keen cyclist. In 2023, Chico rode his Factor OSTRO Gravel from San Francisco, his current home, to Tijuana, where he entered the United States after leaving Nicaragua as a child. The ride focused attention and heightened awareness of the good work done by organizations such as Border Angels and raised money to help their humanitarian cause.