Kasper Asgreen’s all-new Specialized S-Works Shiv TT Disc

Danish national champion helps Deceuninck-QuickStep to third in the team time trial at the 2019 Tour de France

The Specialized S-Works Shiv TT Disc – which launched last week ahead of the start of the 2019 Tour de France – is the UCI-legal version of Specialized’s wild triathlon bike that broke cover at the end of last year. 

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The S-Works Shiv TT Disc was first spotted being tested by some riders at the Giro d’Italia, but the bike made its official debut on stage two of the Tour de France. For all of the juicy deets on the new bike, check out our comprehensive first look. 

This bike was ridden in the 27.6km team time trial by up-and-coming powerhouse, Kasper Asgreen, who had previously rode the new machine to victory in the Danish National Championships earlier this month.

Jumbo-Visma eventually took the win on the stage ahead of favourites, Team Ineos, with Asgreen and the rest of the Deceuninck-QuickStep team in third. 

The front end of the bike is rather lofty to accommodate the 1.92m tall Dane’s figure. In stark contrast, his extensions sit exceptionally close together, clawing back some valuable aero performance.  

For the largely flat course, Asgreen ran a (frankly ridiculous) 58-46t chainring combo, which was paired with an 11-28t cassette. 

The Roval 321 Disc wheel features a special finish in support of Specialized’s Riding For Focus program, which aims to supply bikes for children with ADHD. 

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Scroll through our gallery to get all of the details and be sure to check our guide to every bike in the 2019 Tour de France for more tech goodness.