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Peter Sagan's special edition green S-Works Venge frame is up for sale at $7,000

Joe Robinson
29 Jul 2019

Only 100 will be made and they are first-come, first-served

Peter Sagan took to the Champs-Elysees podium last night to be handed his seventh Tour de France green jersey as winner of the points competition. It was a feat that saw him move clear of German star of the late 1990s Eric Zabel and become the most successful rider ever in that classification.

To celebrate, the rockstar Slovakian rode in all-green kit with matching green glasses and helmet. He also rode on a special-edition Specialized S-Works Venge disc to mark the occasion.

Specialized had the frame hand-painted in Italy before being couriered across the border to France and hand-delivered Bora-Hansgrohe's Paris hotel where it was built so Sagan could race the stage.

Like Bora-Hansgrohe teammate Pascal Ackermann at May's Giro d'Italia, Sagan was gifted a two-in-one paint scheme that will have you questioning whether the three-time World Champion was riding two different bikes.

Originally designed by Specialized graphic designer Kayla Clarot, the drivetrain side of the bike tells a simple story.

Vivid green, it's a clear tip of the hat to Sagan's jersey exploits. Flip it over and its a monochrome collage of Tour de France photos with bright green decals.  Like Two-Face from Batman, which is fitting considering Sagan's tattoo of Batman's nemesis The Joker.

Usually, bikes like these are reserved for the rider they were made for but Specialized has decided it's time for a change.

The American brand will be making 100 individually-numbered, Italian hand-painted replica frames to be bought by the general public.

The frame will cost a cool $7,000 (approximately £5,730) with a portion of the proceeds going to the Outride Foundation, 'an organisation dedicated to proving that cycling benefits your brain.'

To buy, all you have to do is visit your local Specialized dealer, request the frame and the size you are after, give them a name and number and then lay down the seven grand needed for the bike.

Specialized states that the frames will be first-come, first-served and chances are they will sell like hotcakes so get in quick if you're interested.