Dutch team SD Worx, formerly Boels Dolmans, will be joining the ranks of the Women's WorldTeams this year, and with it comes a brand new identity. SD Worx was announced as the team’s next title sponsor last year, however, 2021 marks its official takeover as sole sponsor. With its new name, the team gains a whole new identity.
Befittingly, Specialized has brought forth a new colour scheme for the team’s S-Works Tarmac SL7 road bikes, coating them in an eye-popping blend of red and purple, to perfectly complement the team’s 2021 kit.
For 2021, SD Worx will be racing on brand new S-Works Tarmac SL7 road bikes which will be equipped with a SRAM Red eTap AXS groupset, Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels and Zipp finishing kit. With much of the build remaining the same as last year, it’s clear that the team have found a setup that works, with the main changes for 2021 being aesthetic to mark the new SD Worx era.
Meanwhile, Anna van der Breggen, two-time World Champion, celebrates her double rainbow jersey victory with a rainbow-themed custom paint job. This year her S-Works Tarmac SL7 sports a multicolour coat to celebrate van der Breggen’s success, alongside a gold insignia on the top tube to commemorate her 2018 and 2020 wins.
"I totally love my new bikes and I love the colours,” says van der Breggen of her custom Tarmac. On the subject of the new SD Worx colour scheme she continues, “I think it’s nice for a women’s team to have colours like these. Our sponsor is visible on the clothing and the bikes, but of course, it is nice that it’s a new colour for our team. We were orange for so many years and now this is something totally different."
SD Worx S-Works Tarmac SL7 bike full specifications
- Frameset: S-Works Tarmac SL7
- Front brake: SRAM Red HRD
- Rear brake: SRAM Red HRD
- Brake/shift levers: SRAM Red eTap AXS HRD
- Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS
- Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS
- Cassette: SRAM Red
- Chain: SRAM Red 12-speed flat-top
- Crankset: SRAM Red eTap AXS with in-built Quarq power meter
- Wheelset: Zipp 303 Firecrest
- Tyres: Specialized Turbo RapidAir tubeless
- Handlebars: Zipp (model unconfirmed)
- Bar Tape: Zipp
- Stem: Zipp SL Speed / S-Works
- Computer mount: N/A
- Pedals: Time Xpro 10 Carbon
- Saddle: S-Works Power Mimic
- Seatpost: S-Works
- Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
- Cycling computer: Garmin Edge 830
Mildred is a Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews who enjoys everything from road cycling to mountain biking, but is a utilitarian cyclist at heart. Determined to do everything on two wheels, she's even moved house by bike, and can regularly be found pedalling around Bristol and its surrounding areas. She’s spent over four years volunteering as a mechanic and workshop coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, and now sits on its board of directors. Her expertise comes from previously working in a bike shop and learning the ins and outs of the industry, and she's previously written for a variety of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. At home on slicks and knobblies alike, her ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch, followed by a gourmet campfire meal and an overnight bivvy beneath the stars.
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