Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Tarmac

The bike that won the 2015 road world championships

Slovakian Peter Sagan stormed to the win at the 2015 UCI road world championships in bold solo fashion, attacking on the final hill and holding his advantage to the line. He did so aboard a custom-painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac.

While some elements of the build are fairly straightforward, such as the alloy FSA Energy Traditional Bend bars or Look KeO Blade pedals, some parts are clearly unique to Sagan's physiology, like the 140mm Zipp SL Sprint stem that lunges forward like the figurehead on a ship's prow.

 While team sponsor Specialized introduced the new Venge ViAS aero bike earlier this year, Sagan opted to stick with his tried-and-true Tarmac.

Click through the gallery above for a close look at Sagan's machine from the world championships in Richmond, Virgina, and be sure to visit Cyclingnews for complete coverage of all the week's races.  

Most riders get their name on a sticker. sagan has his worked into his one-off paint job: most riders get their name on a sticker. sagan has his worked into his one-off paint job
Most riders get their name on a sticker. sagan has his worked into his one-off paint job: most riders get their name on a sticker. sagan has his worked into his one-off paint job

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac, 56cm
  • Stem: Zipp SL Sprint, 140mm
  • Handlebar: FSA Energy Traditional Bend, 42cm (c-c)
  • Tape: Supa Caz
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Dual-control levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 11-28T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 172.5mm, 53/39T
  • Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
  • Pedals: Look KeO Blade
  • Wheels: Roval CLX 60
  • Tubulars: Specialized AllRound 2
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2
  • Seatpost: FSA SL-K
  • Other accessories: SRM PowerControl computer mount - but no SRM

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.84m (6ft 0in)
  • Rider's weight: 73kg (161lb)
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t: 76cm
  • Saddle setback: 82mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to bars (c): 61cm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop: 10cm
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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