McLaren Venge special edition for Boonen

Three very special editions of the Specialized S-Works + McLaren Venge have raced
at Milan-San Remo, March 17.


Two-time MSR podium finisher Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma—Quick-Step), JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana) have raced custom-painted machines — that will not
be available for sale.


The Specialized S-Works + McLaren Venge debuted with great fanfare at the 2011 Milan-San Remo, with HTC-Highroad’s Matt Goss piloting it first across the finish line of the world’s longest one-day classic.


On Thursday, March 15, Specialized and Omega Pharma—Quick-Step hosted an exclusive press event inside the McLaren dealership in Milan to show off Boonen’s new bike.


Boonen called the S-Works + McLaren Venge the “fastest I’ve ridden, that’s the main


“It saves you a lot of energy. It saves you about 25 watts, which is pretty huge, especially on long stages like Milan-San Remo,” Boonen said. “Seven hours on the bike, if you save as much energy as possible it will give you extra speed on the finish. It’s very strong on the bottom bracket. It’s a perfect bike for me.”




This special machine was the created via a special collaboration between McLaren Applied Technologies and Specialized engineers, resulting in a sub-950-gram frame with in sane aerodynamic properties and all the high-end performance capabilities that riders like Tom Boonen demand.

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