Elia Viviani made it two-in-two for the Deceuninck-Quick-Step team at the Tour de France by winning stage four in a bunch sprint, 24 hours after Julian Alaphilippe soloed into the yellow jersey.
While Alaphilippe rode the Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc to victory, Viviani piloted the S-Works Venge. Check out the Italian’s bike in the photo gallery above.
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Deceuninck-Quick-Step riders also have the Roubaix endurance bike to choose for the cobbles, but the Tarmac and Venge are the team’s primary road machines.
The diminutive Alaphilippe, a punchy climber with a penchant for a breakaway, prefers the all-round characteristics of the Tarmac, whereas sprinter Viviani, who has now won stages in all three Grand Tours, opts for the aero advantage of the Venge.
Viviani’s bike features a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes — the Venge is only compatible with electronic groupsets and discs.
Specialized’s Aerofly II cockpit keeps all cables and brake hoses hidden from the wind, while the Toupé saddle and S-Works Turbo tyres also come from Spesh. The in-house build continues with wheels from subsidiary Roval.
Viviani’s bike isn’t pictured with a power meter here, but the team uses Shimano’s chainset-based unit.
Meanwhile, Alaphilippe’s bike had a makeover ahead of stage four after the Frenchman pulled on the maillot jaune on Monday. Deceuninck-Quick-Step mechanics added a wrap of yellow handlebar tape to mark the occasion.
Alaphilippe also donned yellow sunglasses, shorts, socks and gloves at the start of the stage, with his helmet and computer mount receiving the same treatment.
Take a closer look in the photo gallery above – or head to our Tour de France hub for more.