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Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Venge and Tarmac Disc — Gallery

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Elia Viviani rode this Specialized S-Works Venge to victory in the first stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under

Elia Viviani rode this Specialized S-Works Venge to victory in the first stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Viviani will also ride an S-Works Tarmac Disc

Viviani will also ride an S-Works Tarmac Disc
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Viviani also runs Aerofly II bars on his Tarmac. These feature small dots on the tops to improve grip and reduce drag.

Viviani also runs Aerofly II bars on his Tarmac. These feature small dots on the tops to improve grip and reduce drag.
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Viviani is the current Italian national champion

Viviani is the current Italian national champion
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The team will ride exclusively on discs in 2019

The team will ride exclusively on discs in 2019
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Both bikes are fitted with Roval CLX 50 wheels

Both bikes are fitted with Roval CLX 50 wheels
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Viviani uses a 125mm-long Pro Vibe stem on the Tarmac

Viviani uses a 125mm-long Pro Vibe stem on the Tarmac
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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As with the Venge, Viviani has sprint shifters fitted to the drops of his bars

As with the Venge, Viviani has sprint shifters fitted to the drops of his bars
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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CeramicSpeed supplies the headset for the bike

CeramicSpeed supplies the headset for the bike
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The numberplate holder is zip-tied onto the D-shaped seatpost

The numberplate holder is zip-tied onto the D-shaped seatpost
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The bike is fitted with a K-Edge chain catcher

The bike is fitted with a K-Edge chain catcher
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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CeramicSpeed supplies wheel bearings, headsets and bottom brackets for the team

CeramicSpeed supplies wheel bearings, headsets and bottom brackets for the team
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The bike is fitted with a Shimano power meter

The bike is fitted with a Shimano power meter
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The bike rolls on 26mm-wide S-Works Turbo tubulars

The bike rolls on 26mm-wide S-Works Turbo tubulars
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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A close look at the Venge seat stays

A close look at the Venge seat stays
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A 3D-printed number holder hugs the unique aero profile of the Venge's seatpost

A 3D-printed number holder hugs the unique aero profile of the Venge's seatpost
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Viviani runs an S-Works Toupe on both bikes

Viviani runs an S-Works Toupe on both bikes
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Both bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 disc groupset

Both bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 disc groupset
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The team uses Tacx Ciro bottle cages

The team uses Tacx Ciro bottle cages
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The Venge cockpit keeps all cables hidden

The Venge cockpit keeps all cables hidden
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Viviani runs sprint shifters in the drops of his Aerofly II bars

Viviani runs sprint shifters in the drops of his Aerofly II bars
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The tape is finished with a soft strip of fabric tape

The tape is finished with a soft strip of fabric tape
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Both bikes are fitted with a K-Edge chain catcher

Both bikes are fitted with a K-Edge chain catcher
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

For 2019, Deceuninck-QuickStep rider and current Italian national champion Elia Viviani will have a choice between a Tarmac Disc or Venge, with the sprinting-specialist winning the opening stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under in a chaotic sprint aboard the latter. 

Both of Viviani's bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 groupset that is fitted with Shimano's power meter.

Viviani opts for a set of Roval — Specialized's in-house wheel brand — CLX 50 Disc wheels on both bikes, which are fitted with 26mm-wide S-Works Turbo tubular tyres.

Specialized's own S-Works Aerofly II handlebars are seen on both bikes, with the bar tape neatly finished with a strip of fabric tape.

The stem and seatpost on the Venge are both proprietary. The seatpost on the Tarmac is also proprietary, with Viviani running a 125mm-long Pro Vibe. Sprint shifters are fitted to the drops on both bikes.

Click through to have a closer look at Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Venge and Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc.

Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Venge full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Specialized S-Works Venge
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 140mm rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Wheelset: Roval CLX 50
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular

  • Stem: Specialized Venge, 120mm
  • Handlebars: S-Works Aerofly II, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupé
  • Seatpost: Specialized Venge
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer: Bryton Aero 60 (not pictured)
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount, K-Edge chain catcher (both team issue)
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 745mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 575mm
  • Weight: 7.13kg

Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 140mm rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Wheelset: Roval CLX 50
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Stem: Pro Vibe, 125mm
  • Handlebars: S-Works Aerofly II, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupé
  • Seat post: Specialized Tarmac
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer: Bryton Aero 60 (not pictured)
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount and K-Edge chain catcher (both team issue)
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 745mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 580mm
  • Weight: 6.90kg
  • Rider height: 1.77m