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Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France Specialized S-Works Tarmac

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Vincenzo Nibali's Specialized S-Works Tarmac for the 2016 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali's Specialized S-Works Tarmac for the 2016 Tour de France (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Specialized has a number of special paint jobs at this year's Tour

Specialized has a number of special paint jobs at this year's Tour (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Nibali's Corima S+ tubulars weigh a claimed 1,230g for the set

Nibali's Corima S+ tubulars weigh a claimed 1,230g for the set (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Nibali's nickname is the Shark of Messina

Nibali's nickname is the Shark of Messina (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Despite being a former Tour champion, Nibali is riding the 2016 Tour in support of Fabio Aru

Despite being a former Tour champion, Nibali is riding the 2016 Tour in support of Fabio Aru (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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An unmarked Fizik Antares is Nibali's perch of choice

An unmarked Fizik Antares is Nibali's perch of choice (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Nibali's SRM power meter integrates smoothly with the Campagnolo Super Record crank

Nibali's SRM power meter integrates smoothly with the Campagnolo Super Record crank (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Nibali has his own line of FSA components

Nibali has his own line of FSA components (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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SRM's relatively new PC8 computer has GPS, but not for onboard mapping, just for post-ride analysis

SRM's relatively new PC8 computer has GPS, but not for onboard mapping, just for post-ride analysis (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Three grand tours, three overall victories

Three grand tours, three overall victories (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Nibali prefers mechanical Super Record to the electronic EPS option

Nibali prefers mechanical Super Record to the electronic EPS option (Image credit: Nick Legan)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

At this year's Tour de France, the Shark of Messina has been lurking in the deeps. Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 Tour de France champion, has been riding in support of Astana teammate Fabio Aru on a custom Specialized S-Works Tarmac painted with an ocean motif in recognition of Nibali's nickname.

Nibali's top tube celebrates the Italian's victories in the Tour de France (2014), the Vuelta a España (2010) and the Giro d’Italia (2013).

Nibali also has his own cockpit components, with this shark logo featuring on the handlebars, stem and seatpost of special editions FSA created following the 2014 Tour.

Nibali runs a full mechanical Campagnolo Super Record 11-speed groupset with an SRM power meter.

His Corima S+ tubular wheels are 47mm deep with 18-front, 20-rear spokes and feature a carbon checkerboard weave. Complete wheelset weight? A claimed 1,230g.

An unmarked Fizik Antares saddle and Look Keo Blade 2 pedals round out his gear.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see Nibali's machine.

Complete bike specifications

Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac (56cm)
Stem: FSA K-Force OS-99 CSI Shark, 120mm
Bars: FSA K-Force Compact Shark, 42mm
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Recordwith SRM power meter, 172.5mm
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2
Wheelset: Corima S+
Tubulars: Specialized, 24mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25 Shark

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.80m (5ft 10in)
Rider's weight: 64 kg (141lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 75.5cm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 60cm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 8cm