Castelli's exciting new partnership with Team Sky introduces the all-new Team Sky Free Aero Race Volo bibshorts that are available to riders who prefer a more traditional short used by pro's who are set to be topping the podium for yet another year. The Volo remains a premium race short using the more traditional Kiss Air seat pad on the inside. However with Affinty Lycra - Textured aerodynamic inserts and Giro Air leg grippers this is still a race short at heart.
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.