Tour de France Pro Bike: Alexander Vinokourov’s Astana Tarmac SL4

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Jul. 12, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM EDT

Vino’s exit from his final Tour may have been welcomed by some (though not in the fashion he did so) but the Kazakh is one of the most exciting racers in the peloton.

His Astana team bike is Specialized’s newest edition of the Tarmac, the SL4. Only a few frames were available in time for the Tour’s start and Vino was the only rider on Astana to get one.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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