As part of the 2017 Castelli Team Sky kit collaboration brings an exciting new collection of the highest level of professional kit. This newly designed base layer optimises moisture management with designed Prosecco GT micro fabric technology to ensure moisture is kept away from the skin as well as the usual high quality level of warmth, comfort and fit that we have come to expect from the entire Castelli range.
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