Specialized Racing Owns the Race of Truth

Monday, September 23, 2013

Through a comprehensive performance testing program, Specialized Racing invests countless hours dialling in fit, gathering data on bikes and equipment, and listening to rider input. All of that effort was validated when two of our premiere teams — the women of Specialized-lululemon & the men of Omega Pharma - Quick-Step — successfully defended their titles as Team Time Trial World Champions.

The dominance of Specialized-equipped riders continued throughout World Championship week, with Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) winning the women's individual TT, Séverine Eraund (Fra) taking the junior women's race, and 1st-year junior Igor Decraene (Bel) earning top honours in the junior men's category.

Aerodynamic efficiency is of greatest importance in "the race of truth". Partnership with McLaren and an in-house wind tunnel give Specialized and our teams access to technology simply unavailable elsewhere in cycling. Breakthrough products like the Shiv TT and aero helmets are the result.