Race Tech

Pro bike: Michal Kwiatkowski’s custom-painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac

New world champion's steed rocks abstract rainbow design at Giro di Lombardia

Newly crowned world champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) gave his rainbow jersey its first race outing at the Giro di Lombardia, one week after his Ponferrada triumph.

And to celebrate the occasion, Specialized gifted the Polish ace a custom-painted S-Works Tarmac to match his new rainbow-striped jumper.

Unlike previous versions of the world champion’s bike, such as 2013 winner Rui Costa’s custom-painted Merida Reacto Evo, Specialized have gone for something a little more abstract.

The white-framed bike is decorated with the iconic colours but in an artsy fashion, while Kwiatkowski himself sported a helmet to match and rainbow-striped race gloves – while resisting the urge to go for white shorts.

Check out Kwiatkowski’s get-up in the wide-screen gallery below.


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