7 May 2017. The stage ends with a mass sprint in Cagliari, which the Colombian wins. He becomes the leader of the general classification. This first stage victory was followed by three victories in bunch sprints. In addition to four stages, Gaviria also won the points classification. His Specialized bike deserves to be pimped. And no more color is more appropriate than purple - the colour of the leader in the points classification.
In addition to the modified handlebar tape and ditto bottle cages, the morphology of the frame is also striking. By using computer simulations, Specialized improved the aerodynamics of both the tube and the way the carbon fibre layup. To leave nothing to chance, the design is then tested in the wind tunnel to get everything right.
The aerodynamic position of the brakes - at the front behind the fork and at the back halfway up the seat tube - are perhaps the most striking feature of this Venge ViAS. Just like the absence of the accompanying brake cables. These are concealed in the frame. The matte black finish is said to make the bike 100g lighter. In any case, these marginal gains gave Gaviria a leg up.