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Castelli's new partnership with Team Sky has taken last year's version of this jacket which was called the Gabba Long Sleeve Jacket to a redesigned name of Perfetto named after its perfect ability to perform in all conditions. They’ve improved the water-repellent finish so it will keep you dryer without affecting breathability. They’ve refined the fit. They've laser cut the drain holes in the pockets. And they’ve totally redone the splash flap on the back to make it lie flatter and fit better. The reflective logo back keeps you visible and safe in all conditions. As well as coming in stylish Tour de France champions Team Sky colours.
The 2017 jersey design brings a sort of British-Italian fusion. Designed by Richard Pearce, the graphic celebrates the victories in Team Sky’s first 7 seasons. The classic Breton shirt served as inspiration but has been reimagined in a data pattern with each stripe on the Castelli Team Sky Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey representing a specific Team Sky victory. The longest lines are the 4 Tour de France victories, with Chris Froome’s 2016 victory immediately below the Sky logo on the chest.
The short dashes represent one-day races, while the medium-length lines represent multiday stage races, with the number of stages determining the length of the line. WorldTour races are blue lines, while non-WorldTour races are white. Perhaps most significantly, the gaps represent the ambition for future victories. The front of the jersey is made up of victories by 2017 team members, with the exception of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 Tour win, which has a special place in Team Sky history