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“I have loved riding the Specialized SL7 for the past couple of seasons and this new finish gives it a whole new dimension. The guys at Specialized always look after us throughout the year, and when they come to our camp in December, they really look at the fine details of how they can make us go faster. Our bikes are always beautifully set up and balanced and I cannot wait to get racing on my new bike,” said Vuelta a España points jersey winner Fabio Jakobsen.
Specialized House-brand Roval continues to provide wheels, saddles, and cockpit parts, while Tacx provides bidons and cages for Patrick Lefevere’s squad.
“Most of the bikes and equipment we make are developed hand in hand with these athletes. We help these riders perform at their best, and in turn, they help us develop the very best products. It’s a proven method for us and a close working relationship is critical to success,” said Specialized’s Scott Jackson
Following his second consecutive world championship win, Julian Alaphilippe was presented with a Specialized Tarmac SL7 commemorating his win in Flanders.
UCI esports world cycling champion Jason Osborne — a stagiaire with Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl in 2021 following a silver medal performance in the lightweight men’s double sculls at the Tokyo Olympics — was also presented with a Tarmac with custom livery, as was women’s “Zwift worlds” winner Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of team SD Worx.