Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Is it all about the bicycle or the cyclist? Since we know Peter Sagan is a powerhouse in his own way, let’s look at his bicycle for a change.

Specialized Tarmac was his winning steed,  allowing Sagan to stealthily work his way to the front, just as the cobblestones gave everyone else a hard time and launch a no-holds barred attack to clench the world title in spartan style.

 

 

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Keeping up with Tinkoff Saxo’s camouflage design, Sagan’s name sits proudly on the top tube in the colours of the Slovakian flag, while the crest holds up the seat tube.

Sagan’s cockpit is also pretty special. Alloy bars are chosen for their stiffness, while the massive 140mm Zipp Sprint SL stem might not please the Tinkoff-Saxo sponsors, but would certainly have come in handy when the new World Champion launced his race-winning acceleration with 3km remaining.

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Photo from Specialized

Paired with the frame is a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, but with an FSA crankset. Completing the look are a pair of 40mm roval wheels, a Prologo Scratch saddle, and Ceramic Speed bottom bracket.

This winning steed will likely get rainbow colours in the next update.

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