When Marcel Kittel last appeared at the Tour de France in 2014, he was unquestionably the dominant sprinter, taking four stage wins. After sitting out the 2015 edition due to injury, Kittel returns with a new team, Etixx-Quickstep, with high hopes for a repeat performance. Team sponsor Specialized stepped up to the occasion with a custom painted Specialized Venge Vias, for the German sprinter.

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Designer Ron Jones worked with Kittel on the paint scheme of the custom Specialized Venge Vias, and the two hit on the theme of explosive speed in their discussion. According to designer Ron Jones. “I spent some time researching this subject and came across the CERN particle accelerator and some of the experiments performed there. They shoot electrons towards each other at the speed of light and record the impacts which create these awesome explosive graphics.”

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The result is this stunning Specialized Venge Vias for Kittel.



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