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Vincenzo Nibali's special custom glossy Specialized Tarmac for the final stage of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Vincenzo Nibali's special custom glossy Specialized Tarmac for the final stage of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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The glossy paint job is one of the most distinctive for grand tours in recent years

The glossy paint job is one of the most distinctive for grand tours in recent years
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Very nicely wrapped pink bar tape for Nibali

Very nicely wrapped pink bar tape for Nibali
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Standard black Corima S+ wheels for Nibali

Standard black Corima S+ wheels for Nibali
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This is a bike you can't miss

This is a bike you can't miss
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The blue SRM headunit stands out against the otherwise pink components and highlights

The blue SRM headunit stands out against the otherwise pink components and highlights
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Pink Tacx bidon cages complete the look

Pink Tacx bidon cages complete the look
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Number 11 dossard for Vincenzo Nibali in 2016

Number 11 dossard for Vincenzo Nibali in 2016
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The paint job shines in the sunlight

The paint job shines in the sunlight
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A clean cassette and chain and a glossy paint job certainly attract attention

A clean cassette and chain and a glossy paint job certainly attract attention
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The fork matches the glossy frame

The fork matches the glossy frame
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Another close up of the paint

Another close up of the paint
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Look at the frame for too long it might start ti hurt your eyes

Look at the frame for too long it might start ti hurt your eyes
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Nibali's custom Specialized Tarmac for stage 21

Nibali's custom Specialized Tarmac for stage 21
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Everything is kept neat and tidy upfront

Everything is kept neat and tidy upfront
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The pink and black of the Tarmac as seen from the front

The pink and black of the Tarmac as seen from the front
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A beautiful front end to the Tarmax

A beautiful front end to the Tarmax
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Campagnolo take care of the shifting

Campagnolo take care of the shifting
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UCI approved frame and paintjob

UCI approved frame and paintjob
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Standard black Look Pedals for Nibali with no pink highlights

Standard black Look Pedals for Nibali with no pink highlights
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This bike is likely to go up on a wall somewhere rather than being ridden

This bike is likely to go up on a wall somewhere rather than being ridden
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There is no hiding the cables up front

There is no hiding the cables up front
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Nibali prefers 'old school' mechanical shifting

Nibali prefers 'old school' mechanical shifting
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Nibali started the season on 172.5mm cranks but reverted back to 175mm to win the Giro

Nibali started the season on 172.5mm cranks but reverted back to 175mm to win the Giro
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Nibali was running a height adjustable FSA seatpost during stage 21

Nibali was running a height adjustable FSA seatpost during stage 21
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Specialized had a Tarmac painted up in glossy pink to celebrate Nibali's win

Specialized had a Tarmac painted up in glossy pink to celebrate Nibali's win
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'Vincenzo Nibali: 2016 Giro Champion'

'Vincenzo Nibali: 2016 Giro Champion'
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In case you weren't sure who the bike belongs to...

In case you weren't sure who the bike belongs to...
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A glossy pink for Nibali's Tarmac frame

A glossy pink for Nibali's Tarmac frame
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Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover

Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover
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Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover

Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover
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Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro

Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro
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Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro

Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro
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Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro

Most riders nowadays go for pink bar tape when leading the Giro
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The glossy paintjob

The glossy paintjob
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The bottle cages are pink too

The bottle cages are pink too
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Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover

Nibali's bike gets a pink makeover
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Nibali's race number

Nibali's race number
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The forks

The forks
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The bottle cages are pink too

The bottle cages are pink too
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Vincenzo Nibali's celebratory pink bike for the final Giro d'Italia stage

Vincenzo Nibali's celebratory pink bike for the final Giro d'Italia stage
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Nibali's bike stands out against the other team issue Astana bikes

Nibali's bike stands out against the other team issue Astana bikes
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Most riders opt for customisation of their equipment and kit when leading a Grand Tour, but Vincenzo Nibali, leader of the Giro d'Italia with one stage remaining, has gone all out with a full glossy pink paintjob on the frame of his Specialized Tarmac.

The Italian completed a thrilling comeback yesterday to all but seal a fourth Grand Tour title that had seemed an impossibility 48 hours previously. Perhaps the attention-grabbing, statement-making makeover to his bike reflects the nature in which he has roared back to win this Giro. 

Most riders opt for pink bar tape and a pink helmet as a minimum but Nibali has gone for a full pink frame. Steven Kruijswijk had some pink added to the celeste of his Bianchi frame when he led the race but never actually rode that model.

The last time Nibali won the Giro, in 2013, he rode a normal white Astana issue bike. He celebrated his 2014 Tour de France win with yellow accents on a predominantly black set-up.. 

Flick through the gallery above for a first look at Nibali's pink bike and Brakethrough Media's beautiful photographs.