#WEW1N - MADE IN RACING

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For the first time in his storied career, Michael Rogers crossed the line victorious in the Tour de France. With just a little over 4km to the finish, Rogers attacked from the remnants of a large breakaway group that had escaped earlier in the day. Distancing himself on the descent, the former three-time World Time Trial Champion powered away in an impressive solo effort into Bagneres-de-Luchon. Vincenzo Nibali rode well today crossing the line safely, maintaining his near 5-minute advantage over Alejandro Valverde as well as the yellow jersey.

As the Tour headed into the Pyrenees, the 237.5km stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon crested a number of categorized climbs before finally ascending the outside category Port de Bales. Michael Rogers relied on the complete performance of his Rider-First Engineered S-Works Tarmac to not just carry him up the climbs, but also aggressively navigate the twisting descent into the finish. Coupled with the lightweight and aerodynamic Roval CLX40 tubular wheelset, Rogers was able to shake off his pursuers and finally take his maiden Tour de France stage victory.

Further demonstrating the depth of talent of the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Michael Rogers’ win is the second in just three days for the team. Vincenzo Nibali once again demonstrated his strength and determination, comfortably navigating the final climb and descent, showing the power the yellow jersey can have on a team. With a daunting mountaintop finish looming tomorrow, Nibali and his Astana teammates will have yet another day of battling it out in the Pyrenees as the race edges closer to the final day on the Champs Elysees.

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For the first time in his storied career, Michael Rogers crossed the line victorious in the Tour de France. With just a little over 4km to the finish, Rogers attacked from the remnants of a large breakaway group that had escaped earlier in the day. Distancing himself on the descent, the former three-time World Time Trial Champion powered away in an impressive solo effort into Bagneres-de-Luchon. Vincenzo Nibali rode well today crossing the line safely, maintaining his near 5-minute advantage over Alejandro Valverde as well as the yellow jersey.

As the Tour headed into the Pyrenees, the 237.5km stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon crested a number of categorized climbs before finally ascending the outside category Port de Bales. Michael Rogers relied on the complete performance of his Rider-First Engineered S-Works Tarmac to not just carry him up the climbs, but also aggressively navigate the twisting descent into the finish. Coupled with the lightweight and aerodynamic Roval CLX40 tubular wheelset, Rogers was able to shake off his pursuers and finally take his maiden Tour de France stage victory.

Further demonstrating the depth of talent of the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Michael Rogers’ win is the second in just three days for the team. Vincenzo Nibali once again demonstrated his strength and determination, comfortably navigating the final climb and descent, showing the power the yellow jersey can have on a team. With a daunting mountaintop finish looming tomorrow, Nibali and his Astana teammates will have yet another day of battling it out in the Pyrenees as the race edges closer to the final day on the Champs Elysees.

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