#WEW1N - MADE IN RACING

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Further stamping his dominance on the race, Vincenzo Nibali took victory atop the Hautacam in a stunning solo victory on stage 18. As the Tour wound its way through the Pyrenees one last time, Nibali broke free alone putting even more time into his rivals on the 145.5km stage. Finishing third on the day and securing the polka dot jersey was Tinkoff-Saxo phenom Rafal Majka.

On a day that saw the riders climb both the Tourmalet and Hautacam, the obvious bike choice was always going to be the new Rider-First Engineered S-Works Tarmac. With its complete and uncompromising performance it was the perfect weapon to tackle not just the assaulting climbs, but the twisting descents as well. Keeping Nibali cool and focused was his custom-liveried S-Works Prevail helmet.

The win was a much needed morale boost for the beleaguered Tinkoff-Saxo team who saw their captain, Alberto Contador, abandon the race with a broken leg. As the team celebrated the massive win, Nibali and Team Astana relished yet another day in yellow. Yet again, the Italian seemed unflappable as he meticulously picked apart his rivals leading into the final climb. With a nearly 5:00 minute gap to second place, Nibali continues to bolster his lead as the race gets closer and closer to Paris.

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Further stamping his dominance on the race, Vincenzo Nibali took victory atop the Hautacam in a stunning solo victory on stage 18. As the Tour wound its way through the Pyrenees one last time, Nibali broke free alone putting even more time into his rivals on the 145.5km stage. Finishing third on the day and securing the polka dot jersey was Tinkoff-Saxo phenom Rafal Majka.

On a day that saw the riders climb both the Tourmalet and Hautacam, the obvious bike choice was always going to be the new Rider-First Engineered S-Works Tarmac. With its complete and uncompromising performance it was the perfect weapon to tackle not just the assaulting climbs, but the twisting descents as well. Keeping Nibali cool and focused was his custom-liveried S-Works Prevail helmet.

As the last mountain stage of the Tour, stage 18 gave Vincenzo the opportunity to demonstrate his continued dominance of the r ace as well as carrying the added bonus of gaining even more time on his rivals. With just a few flat stages and the time trial left, Team Astana will need to stay focused and vigilant in their quest to deliver Vincenzo to the line in Paris in yellow.

So as our Specialized athletes battle for victory over the next few days in France, be sure to share your own wins with us on Facebook and Instagram, and show why together, #WEW1N!