As befitting a man who celebrates winning the Tour of Flanders by popping a wheelie and releases a Grease tribute video as a New Year’s gift to his fans, Peter Sagan has a pretty special Specialized S-Works Tarmac to ride for his year in the rainbow bands.
For 2016, Sagan has ditched the camouflage pattern that he has used in the past, opting insted for a rainbow-inspired design, with little flecks of red, yellow, green, and blue paint lighting up the predominantly black frame.
As well as this, Sagan has his own personal “PS” logo on the top tube, seatpost, saddle, and pedals, and the Slovakian coat of arms on the down tube and seat tube. And as final touches, the Specialized “S” on the head tube is gold, and the names of former road race world champions are included in the white S-Works decals on the down tube.
Paintjob aside, Peter Sagan’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac is broadly similar to the bike used by the rest of his Tinkoff team. That means a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset (although with Ceramic Speed bearings and jockey wheels), and Roval CLX 40 tubular wheels fitted with 25mm Specialized S-Works tyres.
The finishing kit comes from a number of sources, with FSA seatpost and handlebars, a Prologo Scratch saddle, a beefy, but unlabelled, 15cm Zipp Sprint SL stem, and Supacaz bar tape.