Tour de France 2015: Jakob Fuglsang’s Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

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The front brake is sheltered behind the fork. Look close to see how tight the tolerances are. Specialized actually had to carve out a small section of downtube to make space for the brake.

The front brake is sheltered behind the fork. Look close to see how tight the tolerances are. Specialized actually had to carve out a small section of downtube to make space for the brake (click to enlarge).

The inner workings of the front brake reveal the amount of R&D that's gone into this bike.

The inner workings of the front brake reveal the amount of R&D that’s gone into this bike (click to enlarge).

Campy's carbon cage derailleur helps keep weight low.

Campy’s carbon derailleur cage helps keep weight low (click to enlarge).

One of the rare places where cable is exposed on this bike.

One of the rare places where cable is exposed on this bike (click to enlarge).

S-Works Turbo tubular tires wrap Corima deep dish carbon wheels.

S-Works Turbo tubular tires wrap Corima deep dish carbon wheels (click to enlarge).

When you race on the WorldTour you get your name on your bike.

When you race on the WorldTour you get your name on your bike (click to enlarge).

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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