Because the peloton migrates to search out heat climate and dry roads, mechanics and group employees are busy constructing bikes and dialing in gear for the race yr forward. Coaching camps aren’t only for packing on the miles; it’s time to get match (in your bike), meet new teammates, and dial in race schedules.
This yr the Specialised Groups hit the sunny climate of Spain for his or her product groups to clarify new tech, Rutul Match consultants to dial in positions, and engineers to collect rider suggestions on all the products.
Coaching camps this near the beginning of the season imply all-new kits (a few of which haven’t been unveiled but), particularly new clothes, matching paint schemes for the bikes, and photoshoots — a lot of photoshoots.
“Many of the bikes and gear we make are developed hand in hand with these athletes. We assist these riders carry out at their finest, and in flip, they assist us develop the perfect merchandise. It’s a confirmed technique for us, and an in depth working relationship is important to success.” Scott Jackson, Chief of S-Racing
Specialised helps many groups, however this launch focuses on Fast-Step-Alpha Vinyl, BORA-Hansgrohe, and SD Worx. Every group has new kits for the 2022 season, new bikes to match, and a slew of latest customized helmets and footwear. Specialised can also be supporting Sagan’s new group TotalEnergies—although their official launch received’t be till later within the week.
The riders from every group bought acquainted with their new gear, and so did the mechanics. Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Julian Alaphilleppe, and Kata Blanka Vas have been among the lustrous few taking measurements and dialing of their positions.
Mark Cavendish’s 2022 S-Works Specialised Tarmac SL7
Mark Cavendish’s 2022 bike is much like the setup he rode within the 2021 season. The British tremendous sprinter will fly the Fast-Step-Alpha Vinyl colours once more this season.
The Manx Missle will pilot a Specialised S-Works Tarmac SL7 with the all-new Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12 Velocity, Roval wheels, and elements.
Peter Sagan’s 2022 S-Works Specialised Tarmac SL7
Sagan bike seems similar to the setup for 2021, together with the Shimano 11 spd Dura-Ace setup (for now).
For 2022 Sagan moved from the BORA-Hansgrohe World Tour group and introduced his employees, bike sponsors, and others to the TotalEnergies Continental squad. Sagan brings years of World Tour racing expertise, tons of followers, and severe watts to the French squad.
Julian Alaphillippe’s Specialised Tarmac SL7
The World Street Champion’s customized race machine is one thing particular — no, the elements aren’t completely different, however these World Champion stripes are.
Fast-Step-Alpha Vinyl group will race on Shimano elements, particularly the brand new Dura-Ace Di2 and 12 pace. For sneakers, helmets, and different wants the group retains it within the household with Specialised/Roval.
Kata Blanka Vas’ Specialised Tarmac sl7
If you happen to comply with the cyclocross circuit, this title shall be very acquainted. Kata Blanka Vas has been on the entrance of races for the reason that season began, and her customized Hungarian flag helmet is straightforward to identify.
Using for the Ladies’s World Staff SD Worx, Blanka Vas shall be in any respect the premier occasions, hopefully carrying over among the ‘cross health from the World Championships.
Her Specialised Tarmac SL7 is a mixture of Specialised and SRAM high-end elements. The body and saddle are all Specialised, SRAM supplies the shifting, and Zipp supplies the wheels and cockpit. The construct is much like the Specialised Crux that Vas rides for cyclocross season.
Take a look at www.specialised.com for more information on the Tarmac SL7