Following on from his victory in last weekend’s Tour of Flanders, Peter Sagan has been presented with a customised Incredible Hulk helmet.
The custom painted edition of the Specialized S-Works Evade aero helmet shows the Incredible Hulk tearing through the rainbow colours of World Champion which run down the centre of the helmet.
Sagan will wear the helmet for the first time today at Scheldeprijs. However, Sagan isn’t aiming for victory today, but will support fellow Slovakian rider Erik Baška instead. 22-year-old Baška is a strong sprinter, having won last year’s U23 European Road Race Championships.
Directeur Sportif Tristan Hoffman, spoke about the team’s plans for Wednesday’s race. “Scheldeprijs is one of the oldest races in Belgium, now in its 104th edition, often ending in a bunch sprint with cobbles on the finishing circuit.”
“It’s a good chance for Peter to test out his Paris-Roubaix set up on his Specialized before Sunday, but for our focus on the day it will be for Peter to get round safely and to ride for Erik Baška in a bunch sprint. For Erik, it will be a good opportunity for him to have the responsibility of team leader in a race like this.”