Rigoberto Uran has a new team and a new bike for 2014 having joined Omega Pharma-QuickStep from Team Sky.
The move sees the Colombian swap his Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 for this Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. Uran also has Specialized’s wind-cheating aero bike, the Venge, at his disposal, but we expect the Tarmac to be the 27-year-old’s primary weapon of choice.
Uran’s machine is largely a Specialized and SRAM showpiece, with the 52cm frame dressed in a SRAM Red 22 groupset, Zipp wheels and finishing kit, and a Quarq power meter (SRAM, Zipp and Quarq are owned by the same parent company), as well as Specialized cranks, and tyres, and a saddle from the American firm’s Body Geometry range.
Uran has joined Omega Pharma-QuickStep with leadership at a Grand Tour at the forefront of his mind having underlined his ability with a second place finish at the 2013 Giro d’Italia following Bradley Wiggins’ withdrawal from the race. The 27-year-old is likely to return to the Giro d’Italia in May looking to move one step up the podium and has hinted at starting the Tour de France as joint team leader with Mark Cavendish.
Here’s the bike on which Uran will mount his challenge.
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