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A 4-metre-high bicycle to celebrate the Tour de France!

July 7th, 2022


The 6th stage of the Tour de France, which will take place on Thursday, 7 July, will link Binche, in Belgium, to Longwy, in Meurthe-et-Moselle. During this stage, the riders will cross the town of Lexy, and pass by the ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products site.

The ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products site in Lexy, a historical site of the Group and a flagship of the metallurgy industry, employs 90 people and is the main production site for Véritube, the 100% French steel tube label launched by ArcelorMittal last year.

In order to contribute to this festive moment, and to promote our know-how, ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products teams set up on Wednesday, 6 July a steel bicycle, produced on the site, and entirely made of Véritube tubes. The bike, measuring 4 metres, will stay for a month in front of the Lexy site.

  • Completion time: 20 hours of work
  • Total dimensions: 3.8 metres high and 6.7 metres long
  • Wheel circumference: 2.6 metres
  • Weight: 180 kg

The structure was inaugurated by Mr. Gérard ALLIERI, Mayor of Lexy, on Wednesday, 6 July, during his visit to the ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products site.

About Véritube

Véritube is the ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products label for French tubes 100% manufactured in France. Véritube tubes are currently produced on 4 sites in the Grand-Est region (Lexy, Fresnoy, Rettel and Vincey), at a rate of approximately 1,000 tonnes of steel tubes per month. The objective of ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products is to double this production by 2024.

ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products is one of the most diversified tube producers, serving various markets including energy, construction, engineering and automotive. ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products is part of the ArcelorMittal Group, one of the world's leading steel and mining companies, with approximately 158,000 employees in more than 60 countries and an industrial presence in 16 countries.