Michal Kwiatkowski’s custom painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac

The new world champion rocked up to Il Lombardia with a special edition S-Works Tarmac as he rode in his rainbow jersey for the first time competitively

Last Sunday presented the first chance for us to see the new world champion, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step), ride in the rainbow jersey for the first time in competition, as he took to the start line at the final monument of the year, the Tour of Lombardy.

But the new jersey (which Kwiatkowski’s tastefully combined with black shorts) wasn’t all that world champion had on show, as the Pole turned up to the 254km classic with a newly custom painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac.

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Specialized have taken a different approach with the rainbow paint job, using the colours to create an abstract design that’s more reminiscent of a Stone Roses album cover than the world champions’ bikes we’ve seen in the last few years.

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) took the victory in the season’s final classic, while Kwiatkowski eventually finished 77th in the race, after suffering cramp in the last 10km.

We got a few pictures of his bike before the race began on Sunday.

(Photos by Yuzuru Sunada)

Kwiatkowski's bike

The Omega Pharma-Quick-Step mechanics get to work on the world champion’s bike before the start of Il Lombardia

Kwiatkowski's bike

The top tube is decorated with an abstract styling of the traditional rainbow colours

Kwiatkowski's bike

The white main frame colour goes nicely with Kiwatkowski’s new jersey and let’s the new decals stand out

Kwiatkowski's bike

Specialized have also managed to get the rainbow colours into the rims of the Zipp wheels that the team run on their bikes

Kwiatkowski's bike

The name stickers on the top tube make sure everyone knows who this special edition bike belongs to

Kwiatkowski's bike

Kwiatkowski heads to the start line on his new bike and in his new jersey, while his Specialized Evade helmet has also had the rainbow paint treatment