Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe has been given a specially designed Specialized S-Works Tarmac. The Frenchman raced the bike for the first time at the Vuelta a San Juan and will use it for the whole of the 2019 season.
The S-Works Tarmac has a matte carbon finish with a blue design overlaid on the lower section of the bike. The Belgian WorldTour team - as well as Specialized's other sponsored team Bora-hansgrohe - have both committed to racing on disc brakes for the entirety of the 2019 season.
Deceuninck-QuickStep pair their Specialized framesets with full Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series groupsets, alongside finishing kit from Pro, Specialized and wheels from Roval.
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In an email to Cyclingnews, Specialized explained the design: "Working with the team on the design elements for Alaphilippe's custom paint, the designer developed a spectral blue colour to represent his dynamic riding style.
"It displays a range of blue hues from punchy bright tones to dark and moody. He also added a camouflage-style pattern blended into a satin black fade for a fashionable yet premium effect reminiscent. Overall the effect is strong and aggressive with enough flare to match Julian's cool and unique personality on and off the bike."
The design will be sold by Specialized exclusively in France.
Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Julian Alaphilippe's custom S-Works Tarmac.