Check out Peter Sagan's custom-painted, Tour-ready Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

TotalEnergies' star lines up for his 11th Tour de France riding a familiar bike in unfamiliar colours

Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 with other team bikes at the Tour de France
(Image credit: Dan Cavallari)

Peter Sagan's participation at this year's Tour de France was in doubt after he withdrew from the Tour de Suisse with another bout of COVID. But the 32-year-old has recovered in time and is here in Copenhagen for his 11th consecutive Grande Boucle. And he'll be doing it largely aboard a custom painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7.

Riding his first Grand Tour in the colours of the TotalEnergies team, his race bike is decked out in a powder blue and red paint scheme that sparkles when the light hits it just right. As a wild card team they'll be hoping to fall under the glare of attention as much as possible.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.