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

Peter Sagan with his new Specialized Venge bike before the 2015 Milan-San Remo
(Image credit: 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.

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.

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“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.

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