Pro bike: Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France green jersey-winning Specialized Tarmac S-Works SL7

We take a look at the bike that won two stages and put Cav in the green jersey in the first week of the Tour

Cavendish's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
(Image credit: Specialized)

This is the bike that Mark Cavendish rode to two sprint wins and into the green jersey in the first week of the Tour de France.

The 36-year-old Manx Missile, who was world champion 10 years ago, won stage four to Fougères, his first win in five years. Then, wearing the green jersey, he won stage six to Châteauroux, to bring him within two stage wins of equalling Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record of 34.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Mark Cavendish's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Header Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
FrameS-Works Tarmac SL7 size 52Row 0 - Cell 2
GroupsetShimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2/hydraulic disRow 1 - Cell 2
Chainset/power meterShimano Dura-Ace R9100 P with 170mm cranksRow 2 - Cell 2
WheelsRoval Rapide CLXRow 3 - Cell 2
TyresSpecialized Turbo Cotton clincherRow 4 - Cell 2
BarS-Works 42cmRow 5 - Cell 2
StemS-Works Tarmac 130mmRow 6 - Cell 2
SaddleS-Works Power Mirror 143mmRow 7 - Cell 2
PedalsShimano Dura-Ace R9100 CarbonRow 8 - Cell 2

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.