First up, Fernando Gaviria’s Specialized S-Works Venge Vias is resplendent in a beautiful shining purple paint job. It’s a dazzling make over, and must look spectacular when caught in the right light.
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It’s a special bike for a special rider, and there can be no doubt that Gaviria gave one of the stand out performances of this year’s Giro d’Italia.
As a sprinter, he’ll be more interested in aerodynamics than weight, so opts for the Venge Vias as it allows him to cut through the wind thanks to the integrated front end and aero bars, plus that slinky seat tube.
In terms of components, the bike comes equipped with old Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9050 groupset, and a pair of Roval’s deep section wheels.
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However, Gaviria wasn’t the only young rider on the Quick-Step Floors team to demonstrate his talent on the world stage, as Bob Jungels had everybody talking, too.
Here we have Jungels’ S-Works Tarmac frame done over in a white paint job to honour the Luxembourgish rider’s white jersey in the Giro d’Italia.
Earlier in the race he also held the maglia rosa and won stage 15, when the route headed to Bergamo.
Rather than an aero bike like Gaviria, however, Jungels has opted for Specialized’s Tarmac offering, preferring the lighter weight and the climbing prowess over improved aerodynamics.