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While Tinkoff and Specialized were keen to show off the Venge ViAS that Ron Jones custom painted for world champion Peter Sagan, shown here is the bike upon which he'll actually race. The raw carbon saves an appreciable amount of weight over the deluxe finish of the multicolor Venge. But small details make it obvious that a gregarious world champ is aboard

While Tinkoff and Specialized were keen to show off the Venge ViAS that Ron Jones custom painted for world champion Peter Sagan, shown here is the bike upon which he'll actually race. The raw carbon saves an appreciable amount of weight over the deluxe finish of the multicolor Venge. But small details make it obvious that a gregarious world champ is aboard (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Specialized representatives were on hand at all their sponsored teams installing updated versions of the Venge brakes. With tighter clearances, new materials and new springs they offer a better feel

Specialized representatives were on hand at all their sponsored teams installing updated versions of the Venge brakes. With tighter clearances, new materials and new springs they offer a better feel (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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172.5mm crank arms suit Sagan's fast cadence pedaling style

172.5mm crank arms suit Sagan's fast cadence pedaling style (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Glued to his Roval CLX64 wheels are a set of Specialized S-Works Turbo Allround 3 tubulars in a 26mm width

Glued to his Roval CLX64 wheels are a set of Specialized S-Works Turbo Allround 3 tubulars in a 26mm width (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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For the first stage of the Tour de France, Sagan ask that a 54-tooth chainring be fitted. In back, he ran an 11-28 cassette

For the first stage of the Tour de France, Sagan ask that a 54-tooth chainring be fitted. In back, he ran an 11-28 cassette (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Unlike Marcel Kittel, Sagan doesn't seem to be bothered by the different bend on the Specialized ViAS handlebar, in this case a 44cm outside-outside model

Unlike Marcel Kittel, Sagan doesn't seem to be bothered by the different bend on the Specialized ViAS handlebar, in this case a 44cm outside-outside model (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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The world champion's throne is a Prologo Scratch 2 saddle with Nack carbon rails and a Peter Sagan/Tinkoff color scheme. His seat height is 76.1cm

The world champion's throne is a Prologo Scratch 2 saddle with Nack carbon rails and a Peter Sagan/Tinkoff color scheme. His seat height is 76.1cm (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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A close look at the gold anodized Ceramicspeed derailleur pulleys reveals the #Terminator, one of Sagan's nicknames

A close look at the gold anodized Ceramicspeed derailleur pulleys reveals the #Terminator, one of Sagan's nicknames (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Sagan's LOOK Keo Blade 2's have a custom accent, the world champion's PS logo

Sagan's LOOK Keo Blade 2's have a custom accent, the world champion's PS logo (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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Sagan uses a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group like the rest of his team, with the exception of Contador who prefers mechanical shifting

Sagan uses a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group like the rest of his team, with the exception of Contador who prefers mechanical shifting (Image credit: Nick Legan)
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While Specialized labels this massive stem a 14cm, it measures closer to 15cm long. Sagan's reach from the nose of his saddle to the center of the top of his bars is a very long 62cm on his 56cm frame

While Specialized labels this massive stem a 14cm, it measures closer to 15cm long. Sagan's reach from the nose of his saddle to the center of the top of his bars is a very long 62cm on his 56cm frame (Image credit: Nick Legan)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

While he certainly has more ornate options at his disposal, to save the weight of a custom paint job, Peter Sagan is racing a bare carbon Specialized Venge ViAS at this year's Tour de France, where he just won stage 2. But that's not to say that it isn't personalised for one of the peloton's most gregarious figures.

Custom touches include a set of personalised LOOK Keo Blade 2 pedals, a matching Prologo Scratch 2 saddle, Worlds' stripes decals on his Roval wheels, and laser-etched gold anodised derailleur pulleys.

While the look of the bike is certainly pleasing, perhaps more impressive are the fit dimensions of the Slovak cyclist. Despite riding a 56cm frame, thanks to the use of a 14cm stem, Sagan's reach from nose of saddle to centre of bar top is a mind-boggling 62 centimetres!

His seat height is 76.1 centimetres and he spins a set of 172.5mm crank arms. We weren't able to weigh the bike, but only time will tell if the weight saving measures will pay off for the world champion.

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