We take a look at Blythe’s aero ride for the 2016 season adam blythe specialized s-works venge vias Adam Blythe kicked off his season in style with third place in the People’s Choice Classic , the annual prelude to the Tour Down Under , doing so aboard his new Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS.
This was Blythe’s first race on the Venge ViAS after his transfer to Tinkoff from Orica-Greenedge for the 2016 season, and the bike was certainly in its natural environment in a short, fast race with an average speed approaching 50km/h.
The front brakes are hidden behind the fork (Photo: Watson)
Despite being unveiled just before the 2015 Tour de France, the Venge ViAS hasn’t actually seen that many racing miles, with only a limited number being available for last season, and limited to star riders such as Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish . However, this year should see the aero super bike opened up to riders on all three of Specialized’s WorldTour teams.
When designing this bike, Specialized’s engineers were given the green light to pursue aerodynamic performance above all else, meaning that it’s no surprise to see the brakes hidden away out of the wind, with the front caliper […]