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It’s become a tradition that the rainbow stripes of the world championship jersey are paired with a special bike to match, and so Specialized today unveiled the custom S-Works made for road world champion Amalie Dideriksen.
At first glance it looks like a traditional white base, with a subtle colourful crystalline outlining of the down tube logo. While the white sure does
stand out from the black and orange steeds of the rest of the Boels-Dolman team, there is more to it still.
Step a little closer and the bling factor rises, with gold accents, and holographic shards that reflect a colourful glitter of light, in a representation of the world championship rainbow stripes.
The bike will have it’s first race outing at the Ladies Tour of Qatar at the end of January.
“I think it’s special to have my first race of the season in the same country where I won the stripes,” said Dideriksen in a statement. “It’s an early start to the season though.”
That will just give her longer to get used to racing in the rainbow stripes, which formerly were in the hand of her teammate Lizzie Armitstead.
“It still feels special,” Dideriksen said. “We have just finished our first training camp towards next season, and it actually felt a bit strange that I was the one riding in the world champ jersey and not Lizzie, because I have gotten so used to see her wearing it the last season. I will try to enjoy riding in it as much as possible.”