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Gallery: Custom cockpit shaping for Aleksandr Vlasov’s Specialized Tarmac

A little creative filing to bridge the gap between integrated and non-integrated components.

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Tour de Romandie champion Aleksandr Vlasov raced in Switzerland with a few custom details on his bike that allowed him to get into a race-winning position.

Like the rest of his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates, Vlasov races a Specialized S-Works Tarmac. Unlike his teammates, he doesn’t use the stock Tarmac stem that integrates cleanly with the bike’s unique spacers, the top one of which features a channel for the brake hoses. His use of a PRO stem also means that he doesn’t have the integrated computer mount on the stem’s faceplate.

So, his mechanic team improvised with a file.

Check out the gallery below for the details. And check out our Pro Bikes collection for other special bikes of the top riders.