Peter Sagan’s Milan-San Remo S-Works Venge custom team bike

Specialized presents Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan with a custom bike ahead of his assault on Milan-San Remo. Photo by Graham Watson

Slovak star Peter Sagan was presented with a new Specialized S-Works Venge race bike on the eve of Milan-San Remo (Sunday, March 22).

Sagan’s new ride features a custom ‘fractal camouflage’ paint job in black, grey, white and yellow to match his Tinkoff-Saxo team kit. Also included in the design is the Slovak flag, to recognise Sagan’s status as his home nation’s national champion.

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Sagan will pilot the bike during Sunday’s opening Monument in Italy, Milan-San Remo, where he is one of the pre-race favourites to take the win in the gruelling 293-kilometre event.

“Specialized has personalized my bike and I am proud of it,” said Sagan. “I really like the colours and the fact that my official trademark has been included. I hope that this bike will bring me luck.”

According to Tinkoff-Saxo, Sagan will use the bike throughout his spring classics campaign – his first for the Russian team after he switched from Cannondale over the winter.

Sagan scored his first win of the season on stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico last week, as well as taking the overall points classification.