Race Tech

Tour de France bikes 2015: Vincenzo Nibali’s custom Specialized Tarmac

The Shark's stunning machine for his Tour de France title defence

A new year and a new custom bike for Vincenzo Nibali at the Tour de France.

Having won the 2014 race in fine style, the Italian has returned to the Tour as defending champion and is riding what has to be said is a simply stunning Specialized Tarmac.

Nibali is nicknamed The Shark of Messina and rode this striking Tarmac at the 2014 Tour, with a fearsome shark’s head on the headtube, and the theme continues for this year’s machine, though the paintjob is altogether more intricate, celebrating Nibali’s status as one of only six riders in the history of cycling to have won all three Grand Tours. Let’s take a closer look.

You can find the rest of our Tour de France tech here


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