Specialized bikes were ridden by the first and second place winners at the Tour Down Under 2009 in Australia this past month.
- First Place: Quick Step's Allan Davis (Aus) rides a Specialized bike and finished with a time of 19:26:59.
- Second Place: Saxo Bank's Stuart O'Grady(Aus) rides a Specialized bike and finished in 19:27:24.
Both Team Quick Step and Team Saxo Bank will be racing the Specialized Tarmac and Roubaix this year, and Davis had chosen to ride exclusively Specialized gear from head to toe, including power-boosting Body Geometry (BG) S-Works road shoes and the blood-flow enhancing BG Toupé saddle. Davis also relies on the S-Works helmet–the lightest helmet to meet stringent CPSC standards–and light-sensing Miura optics with Adaptalite technology.
The same bikes and cycling equipment are used by the BMCT. Thank you Specialized.