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Castelli's exciting new partnership with Team Sky produces a brand new jersey, the Podio, that features modern details such as the Z-collar helping to protect the neck from zipper rub and a Team Sky blue inner flap to keep the zip away from the skin. As well as this the Podio features dropped hem pockets and dropped tail to ensure an "iconic Castelli look". The Podio is also designed with Prosecco GT Fabric for the main body to ensure moisture is kept away from the skin as well as air stretch panels that offer great ventilation to keep you cool.
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.