The 2016 season finished very late compared to other years, with the Road World Championships ending in mid-October.
Crowned as the new World Champion on October 15th, Amalie Dideriksen has been preparing for the 2017 season, ready to join her new team and new technical partners. Specialized has prepared a newly painted, custom-graphics S-Works Amira for Amalie in honor of her title.
“I didn’t know how it would look, so I was excited to see it,” said Dideriksen. “I think it’s really cool to have a ‘one of a kind’ bike. I like that my name is painted directly on it, and that the World Champion stripes are painted around the S-works logo on the frame. I love the glitter effects and the golden ‘S’ on the head tube.”
Right after Doha 2016, Lauren Parenti, lead designer for Women’s products at Specialized, started her research for the right design that could best represent the rainbow jersey and reflect Amalie’s personality.
“We wanted to make two statements with her bike. From a distance, it is ‘cool-and-collected’ in all white; but up close, it is wild and awesome with huge flakes from American hot rod legend Ed Roth,” Lauren said. “There is a multitude of holographic shards reflecting thousands of rainbows as a tribute to Amelie’s World Championship win.”
In addition, the downtube logo has been outlined with a crystalline rainbow to add a bit of panache
Dideriksen added, “This bike is extra special because it’s painted specifically for me. I have never had that before and I think it is really cool. It’s going to be set up with SRAM eTap, and together with the Zipp wheels, I think it will all look elegant.”