Back To Back Victories For Specialized’s S-Works Venge
The Specialized S-Works Venge has picked up where it left off last year, crossing the line first for the second time in as many days, and this time under the power of Peter Sagan. In a lumpy stage that some felt may offer a chance for a breakaway, Peter Sagan reminded us that a few hills don’t take the snap out of his legs.
Like Deceuninck Quick Step, Bora-Hansgrohe are a Specialized-sponsored team and ride bikes that are nearly identical to the bike you can find at your local Specialized dealer. Peter’s bike is hung with Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset. While the Venge you can buy right now comes with Specialized cranks, Bora-Hansgrohe bikes sport Dura-Ace cranks. Bora-Hansgrohe is also one of the teams at this year’s Tour de France that is completely committed to disc brakes.
Roval CLX50 tubular hoops were the wheel of choice for Sagan today, and just like on Julian Alaphilippe’s bike, the CeramicSpeed decal is suggestive of some fast bearings tucked into those hubs.
Sagan has been using Wahoo’s Elemnt computers for a few years now, and today was no exception. However, his Elemnt Bolt was sporting green accents in honor of the green jersey he wears as the current lead of the Sprint Classification.