This year Tom is racing the Amgen Tour of California aboard this awesome limited edition Specialized Venge. The paint scheme has been dubbed the Specialized Edition Tornado Tom.
The color-changing paint of the limited edition Venge is a tribute to Tom’s love of flashy cars and his nickname, Tornado Tom. Boonen was asked if he had any say in the concept of this paint scheme, but he said, “No. Specialized designers did all of it and then presented me with it.
Boonen usually rides a custom-sized Venge, because of the tall headtube. As for size his mechanics call it the “58 Plus.” It has the top tube of a 61cm, but the front end of a 58cm. This means Boonen can get low enough and still has the correct amount of reach.