Peter Sagan riding Specialized Allez Sprint bike in the Tour Down Under Classic

An alloy machine with disc brakes and clincher tyres – whatever next?

Peter Sagan at the 2019 Tour Down Under (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2019 Tour Down Under kicked off yesterday with the Down Under Classic, a one hour criterium around a city centre circuit in Adelaide. So what better place for Sagan to ride the Allez Sprint, Specialized’s alloy criterium bike?

>>> Specialized Allez range explained

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.