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Pro bike: Lizzie Armitstead's S-Works Amira SL4

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Lizzie Armitstead's World Champion edition Specialized S-Works Amira SL4

Lizzie Armitstead's World Champion edition Specialized S-Works Amira SL4
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A white Ruby Pro Saddle for Armitstead

A white Ruby Pro Saddle for Armitstead
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SRAM Red also takes care of the front derailleur

SRAM Red also takes care of the front derailleur
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Nothing fancy here, just a regular SRAM Red derailleur

Nothing fancy here, just a regular SRAM Red derailleur
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A very nice clean cassette

A very nice clean cassette
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Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels help propel Lizzie Armitstead to victory

Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels help propel Lizzie Armitstead to victory
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The custom paint job features on the right stay and left chain stay

The custom paint job features on the right stay and left chain stay
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A front on angle of Lizzie Armitstead's Amira

A front on angle of Lizzie Armitstead's Amira
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The World Champion edition of the Amira

The World Champion edition of the Amira
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Lizzie Armitstead is running SRAM Red 22 shifters. No E-Tap for the World Champion just yet

Lizzie Armitstead is running SRAM Red 22 shifters. No E-Tap for the World Champion just yet
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Specialized has a great record of winning World titles and producing custom bikes for their champion riders

Specialized has a great record of winning World titles and producing custom bikes for their champion riders
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Zipp doesn't make the SL145 stem any more but it's what Armitstead goes for on her Amira

Zipp doesn't make the SL145 stem any more but it's what Armitstead goes for on her Amira
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Specialized...

Specialized...
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The Specialized Amira is Armitstead's weapon of choice

The Specialized Amira is Armitstead's weapon of choice
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Specialized writes its own name in black to ensure it stands out against the white

Specialized writes its own name in black to ensure it stands out against the white
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It's a tight and compact Amira for Armitstead with white the defining colour

It's a tight and compact Amira for Armitstead with white the defining colour
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A side on shot of Armitstead's Amira

A side on shot of Armitstead's Amira
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53/39 chainrings on a Specialized crankset for Armitstead

53/39 chainrings on a Specialized crankset for Armitstead
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A colourful background ensure the Amira text stands out

A colourful background ensure the Amira text stands out
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Tacx bottle cages hold the bidons for Armitstead

Tacx bottle cages hold the bidons for Armitstead
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A clean and colourful design

A clean and colourful design
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Lizzie Armitstead has a brand new custom S-Works Amira SL4 from Specialized to recognise her Richmond World Championships victory last month. The British rider won a debut rainbow jersey in a sprint finish ahead of Anna van der Breggen and Megan Guarnier to end the season as the winner of both the World Cup and World Championships. 

With Peter Sagan winning the men's race the following day, it was two-from-two for Specialized who have already supplied the Slovakian with a custom bike for his exploits.

The Boels-Dolmans rider prefers to ride the women's specific Amira and Specialized have provided the 26-year-old with a white frame featuring the colours of the UCI rainbow in a style reminiscent of the Mapei graphics at the turn of the 21st century.

Armitstead's Amira is kitted with with Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels while SRAM Red 22 groupset takes care of the braking and shifting. The 58mm deep Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels are wrapped in un-marked tubulars.

Although Zipp haven't made the SL145 stem since 2013, it's what Armitstead prefers to be connect to her Zipp bars, wrapped in black tape. Tacx bottle cages, a S-Works Carbon crankset, Ruby Pro saddle and Look pedals complete the build.

You can see all the details of Lizzie Armitstead's S-Works Amira SL4 by flicking through the gallery above.