World champion Peter Sagan pulling a wheelie is nothing new - but just take a look at the gold wheels on his bike as he performed the stunt yesterday in Adelaide on the eve of the Tour Down Under.
The bike is a disc brake-equipped Specialized Venge, and those wheels are the CLX 64 disc model from the brand Roval, owned by the US bike firm, and which normally come in black.
— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) January 16, 2017
The Slovak rider was back riding his regular Specialized Venge ViAS in today's opening stage, where he led out Bora-Hansgrohe team mate Sam Bennett to third place.
We'll try and get some more information on that special, disc-brake, gold wheel version, though.
Given the comments on Sagan's tweet, it's fair to say those gold wheels split opinion, though.
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