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Fabio Aru's Specialized S-Works Tarmac - Gallery

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Aru has opted for a small frame but plenty of seatpost

Aru has opted for a small frame but plenty of seatpost
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Fabio Aru lost significant time to his GC rivals during the Dauphine prologue.

Fabio Aru lost significant time to his GC rivals during the Dauphine prologue.
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The head tube and fork

The head tube and fork
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A front view of Aru's Specialized S-Works

A front view of Aru's Specialized S-Works
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The chunky bottom bracket area

The chunky bottom bracket area
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The Four Moor flag flies on the seat tube

The Four Moor flag flies on the seat tube
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Aru has a FSA carbon fibre stem

Aru has a FSA carbon fibre stem
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The front hub close up

The front hub close up
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An inside view of the casette and chain

An inside view of the casette and chain
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The Specialized five star Body Fit cap

The Specialized five star Body Fit cap
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Aru's logo and name takes pride of place

Aru's logo and name takes pride of place
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Aru is number 51 at the Criterium du Dauphine

Aru is number 51 at the Criterium du Dauphine
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The casette has lots of teeth for the mountains

The casette has lots of teeth for the mountains
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Aru's spare bike sits on the outside of the Astana team car

Aru's spare bike sits on the outside of the Astana team car
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The seat tube

The seat tube
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Aru has been nicknamed the cavaliere dei Quattro Mori -the knight of the Four Moors

Aru has been nicknamed the cavaliere dei Quattro Mori -the knight of the Four Moors
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A close up of the fork crown

A close up of the fork crown
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Aru's spare bike is also red and white

Aru's spare bike is also red and white
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The Four Moors flag and the Four Moors bike

The Four Moors flag and the Four Moors bike
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Fabio Aru's Specialized S-Works Tarmac

Fabio Aru's Specialized S-Works Tarmac
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Astana use Campagnolo components and SRM power metres

Astana use Campagnolo components and SRM power metres
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One of the Moor images on the fork

One of the Moor images on the fork
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Fabio Aru and Damiano Caruso chat during stage 1 at Criterium du Dauphine

Fabio Aru and Damiano Caruso chat during stage 1 at Criterium du Dauphine
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Fabio Aru (Astana) is the latest big-name rider to be given a special custom decorated bike by Specialized, with the Vuelta a Espana winner using it for the first time at this week's Criterium du Dauphine stage race as he prepares for his Tour de France debut in July.

Aru's Specialized S-Works Tarmac is the similar to his standard issue black and blue Astana bike but stands out due its red and white colours. Aru hails from Sardinia and is especially proud of his roots. He has been nicknamed 'Il Cavaliere dei Quattro Mori - The Knight of the Four Moors'. As a result his custom bike reflects the colours and design of the four Moors flag – the official flag of the autonomous region of Italy.

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The chunky down tube, head tube and seat stays are white, while the forks, chainstays and seat tube are red, to create the mix of colours. The four Moors of the flag can be seen on the seat tube and on the head of the forks. Aru's personal logo of a horseman adorns the top tube, with his name also in black and red.

Astana – like Lotto Soudal and Movistar, uses Campagnolo components and while Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali prefers mechanical gears, Aru's bike is fitted with Campagnolo EPS gears, with the control centre tucked away under the FSA stem. Astana uses SRM power meters integrated with the Campagnolo chainset, with CeramicSpeed bearing in the bottom bracket and headset.

Aru has a Specialized Toupe saddle and the bike is fitted with Look pedals and Tacx bottle cages.

Aru has race number 51 for the Criterium di Dauphine. His spare bike –also decorated in the Sardinian colours, has an outside spot on the roof of the Astana team car.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for more images of Aru's bike.