This morning, the day before the Santos Tour Down Under’s official start, world champion Peter Sagan went out for one last training ride around Adelaide. While Sagan certainly isn’t unique in getting out for a final pre-TDU spin, the bike he rode certainly was. The gold of Sagan’s custom-painted Specialized ViAS Disc was near-blinding in the bright South Australian sun.
This one-off bike isn’t likely to see race use, but given Specialized sent it to Australia, it would be rude not to use it just a little.
The bike features glitter paint with the S-Works logos bordered by gold paint. It’s a detail that’s hard to discern when your eyes are being forced to the gold Roval CLX 64 disc-brake wheels. Such a lavish covering on the wheels surely isn’t light, and certainly contributes toward the bike’s weight of more than 8.4kg.
Is this bike belonging to the two-time consecutive World Champion overly garish or beautifully bling? Scroll through our photos and decide for yourself.