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Peter Sagan and Specialized drop second Sagan Collection at Tour de France

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Peter Sagan gets the fit right on his new Sagan collection S-Works Venge from Specialized

Peter Sagan gets the fit right on his new Sagan collection S-Works Venge from Specialized (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Peter Sagan's Sagan Collection Specialized S-Works Venge

Peter Sagan's Sagan Collection Specialized S-Works Venge (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Sagan Collection includes an S-Works Prevail helmet in the same colourway as the frames

The Sagan Collection includes an S-Works Prevail helmet in the same colourway as the frames (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sagan will use the S-Works Venge disc brake bike on all stages but the Roubaix day

Sagan will use the S-Works Venge disc brake bike on all stages but the Roubaix day (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sagan's world championship victories are subtly noted on the chainstay

Sagan's world championship victories are subtly noted on the chainstay (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sagan's personal motto: We'll See

Sagan's personal motto: We'll See (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Disc brakes for Sagan's S-Works Venge

Disc brakes for Sagan's S-Works Venge (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The Sagan Collection S-Works shoe

The Sagan Collection S-Works shoe (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The S-Works Prevail helmet is part of the Sagan Collection

The S-Works Prevail helmet is part of the Sagan Collection (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tacx bottles keep Sagan hydrated

Tacx bottles keep Sagan hydrated (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Specialized logos are strategically placed

Specialized logos are strategically placed (Image credit: Getty Images)
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There's not much to Sagan's saddle

There's not much to Sagan's saddle (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Electronic shifting makes it easier for one of the world's best sprinters

Electronic shifting makes it easier for one of the world's best sprinters (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The matt black fades to metal flake at the bottom bracket

The matt black fades to metal flake at the bottom bracket (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The sleek matt-black finish works well with the Bora-Hansgrohe colours

The sleek matt-black finish works well with the Bora-Hansgrohe colours (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sagan's new bike is decked out in DuraAce

Sagan's new bike is decked out in DuraAce (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Peter Sagan's signature collection sports sparkly teal paint

Peter Sagan's signature collection sports sparkly teal paint (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan tests out one of his signature Specialized Venge bikes

Peter Sagan tests out one of his signature Specialized Venge bikes (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan hops on the new Sagan collection S-Works Venge from Specialized

Peter Sagan hops on the new Sagan collection S-Works Venge from Specialized (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Peter Sagan poses with one of his signature Specialized Venge bikes

Peter Sagan poses with one of his signature Specialized Venge bikes (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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P/S separates the glitter paint on the top tube

P/S separates the glitter paint on the top tube (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sagan's three world championship victories are commemorated on the driveside chainstay

Sagan's three world championship victories are commemorated on the driveside chainstay (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Here you can see the glitter to teal to grey fade

Here you can see the glitter to teal to grey fade (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The teal-glitter design in the paint design catches the light

The teal-glitter design in the paint design catches the light (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Sagan Collection was on display in Cholet ahead of the Tour de France

The Sagan Collection was on display in Cholet ahead of the Tour de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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'If I don't have yellow, I have green. If I don't have green I have rainbow'

'If I don't have yellow, I have green. If I don't have green I have rainbow' (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Specialized's Erik Nohlin talks through the three-tone glitter in the Sagan Collection paint

Specialized's Erik Nohlin talks through the three-tone glitter in the Sagan Collection paint (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Sagan Collection range includes the Tarmac, Venge, Roubaix and Allez DSW models

The Sagan Collection range includes the Tarmac, Venge, Roubaix and Allez DSW models (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at the bottom bracket area on the Specialized Allez DSW Sagan Collection

A look at the bottom bracket area on the Specialized Allez DSW Sagan Collection (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Allez DSW features the same glitter to black fade design

The Allez DSW features the same glitter to black fade design (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Unlike the original Sagan Collection, the second iteration includes the Allez DSW aluminium frame

Unlike the original Sagan Collection, the second iteration includes the Allez DSW aluminium frame (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The latest S-Works shoes also feature the Sagan Collection treatment

The latest S-Works shoes also feature the Sagan Collection treatment (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The consumer versions of the bikes come with black Specialized decals while the professional issue bikes feature white Specialized decals

The consumer versions of the bikes come with black Specialized decals while the professional issue bikes feature white Specialized decals (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Peter Sagan and Specialized have launched the second iteration of the limited-edition Sagan Collection in Cholet ahead of the Tour de France.

The first version of the collection was launched ahead of the Tour of Flanders earlier this year, with the world champion winning Paris-Roubaix aboard one of the bikes a week later.

Key design features from the original Sagan Collection are retained for the latest Sagan Collection, although the key update is the switch from gold to teal in the main colour of the design.

Three types of glitter are used in the front section of the paint design, representing the three consecutive world championship titles the Slovakian has won. On the drive-side chainstay, three bands also commemorate the titles, and the inside of the bands list Richmond, Doha and Bergen as the cities where Sagan took each of his world championship titles.

Peter Sagan's Sagan Collection Specialized S-Works Venge

Inspired by Sagan's love for muscle cars, the glitter-teal design fades to a metal c teal before fading again to grey. Consumer versions of the Sagan Collection will feature black Specialized decals, but Sagan's race bikes at the Tour de France will feature white decals for maximum brand exposure.

Earlier this week, Specialized launched an updated version of its aero-specific frameset. Sagan will ride the new S-Works Venge Sagan Collection for the first seven road stages (a regular team issue S-Works Shiv TT will be used during stage three), before switching to a rim brake-version of the Sagan Collection S-Works Roubaix for stage nine in northern France.

The mountainous, second part of the Tour de France will ensure Sagan's Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmac SL6 will get plenty of use during the race too.

Specialized's Erik Nohlin talks through the three-tone glitter in the Sagan Collection paint

Erik Nohlin, Specialized's designer for the Sagan Collection said at the launch, "The collection expands beyond just the one bike and it's really about the bikes of the Tour.

"We have the Venge, the Tarmac and the Roubaix for the cobbles but we also have a kids mountain bike in the Riprock, so we have offerings for every rider."

Nohlin also explained how the teal design is inspired by the Cote d'Azur where Sagan lives and to remind the three-time world champion of home while racing.

Here you can see the glitter to teal to grey fade

"It's the second chapter of the Sagan Collection and that's how we like to see this collaboration between Peter and Specialized Bicycles. It's the second chapter of the same book. We launched the first chapter of the Sagan collection in the spring where Peter slayed the French cobbles at Roubaix."

"We have now reached this point in time where it is time to turn the page, we have changed the colours, we are done with the gold, that was a bold statement and we're proud of that. Now it's all about the new teal colour. We talked to Peter and he says what he likes, we take that into consideration and we created something for him."

"This time around we found some good inspiration in Monaco, the Cote d'Azur and the northern Mediterranean in the colours of the waters. The teal and the turquoise is the whole idea and the background of this collection is to remind Peter of home, his family and friends," Nohlin commented.

The teal-glitter design in the paint design catches the light

The Sagan Collection is a limited run of framesets available to the consumers. Nohlin explained at the launch how the original collection sold out quickly. The teal version of the collection is expected to be equally limited, but we can expect more editions of the Sagan Collection in the future.

"We like this guy, we like what he does on the bike, we like our friendship and we promise you there will be more," noted Nohlin.

While only Peter Sagan will be issued an S-Works Roubaix, the Sagan Collection available to consumers includes the S-Works Venge, S-Works Tarmac, Specialized Tarmac Comp, Specialized Riprock, S-Works Prevail helmet and S-Works 7 shoes. The S-Works Tarmac and Venge are also available as framesets only, as well as the Specialized Allez Sprint DSW.

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