This article originally published on BikeRadar
Most of the Tinkoff-Saxo squad - including Alberto Contador, Nicolas Roche and Roman Kreuziger - are on a training camp on Gran Canaria right now, putting in the kilometres before their season gets underway.
The team will be on a mixture of Specialized’s aero bike, the Venge – check out our gallery of Mark Cavendish’s (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) version – and the more general purpose SL4, such as this: stage race specialist Roman Kreuziger’s rig.
The high-end component set-up remains largely the same as 2013 at Tinkoff-Saxo, such as: Zipp 404 tubular wheels and cockpit components, a Prologo Nago Evo saddle and SRAM transmission are the heart and soul of the superbike.
However, a brand new lick of paint, the re-engineered 2014 version of Look’s Keo Carbon Blade pedals and an upgrade to SRAM Red 11-speed transmissions mean the bike remains cutting edge.