This is the $9,000 bike that cycling’s hottest rider just used to win the world championship

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On Sunday, 25-year-old Slovakian Peter Sagan won the elite men’s race at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, after putting in a massive attack in the finale of the 160-mile contest. Cycling’s hottest rider of the past few years left all his rivals behind after muscling his way up two steep climbs and seemingly riding rails down a fast, technical descent.

Here’s a look at the bike he took his biggest victory on:


Sagan’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac is believed to weigh a tad under 15 pounds. The Tarmac with Di2 Retails for $9,250 USD.

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Sagan’s frame size is 56cm.

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The coat of arms of Slovakia on the seat tube is a nice touch.

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Sagan’s 42cm FSA Energy handlebar with traditional bend and Supa Caz tape.

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Sagan’s cockpit features a 140mm Zipp SL Sprint stem.

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A side view of Sagan’s traditional-bend FSA handlebar.

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The championship-winning drivetrain.

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The crankset is an FSA K-Force Light (172.5mm, 53/39T).

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For the race in Richmond, Sagan rode a Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-28T cassette.

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The rear derailleur is a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2.

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Sagan rides Specialized’s AllRound 2 tubular tires.

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The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 front brake.

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Sagan rides Look KeO Blade clipless pedals.

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And a Prologo Scratch 2 saddle.

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Sagan’s race number with the logo of Virginia, home of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.

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Sagan climbs 23rd Street during lap one of the world championship — the same climb he’d use six hours and 15 laps later to launch his race-winning attack.


Another view, from the rear.


And the rest is history.


You can watch the race highlights below: