The official 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey is a combination of Polartec Power Dry Recycled and Polartec Delta Recycled fabrics, both made from single-use PET bottles. In fact, it takes around five recycled plastic bottles to make each jersey. The latter will be available in different sizes and colors for men and women and wrapped in compostable packaging. To complete the look, Santini Cycling Wear has also created a range of coordinating cycling wear and a face mask (free in the race pack) featuring the 2021 edition graphic.
A challenge as epic as the Granfondo Stelvio Santini deserves an equally epic jersey. Which is why the 2021 jersey will be both environmentally and sport a uniquely compelling graphic.
Created by Santini Cycling Wear and Polartec®, which is partnering the Granfondo Stelvio Santini for the second year, the official race jersey comprises two fabrics themselves made from recycled PET bottles. It also comes with a fully compostable packaging produced by TIPA®, an Israeli company that has been making biodegradable food and clothing packaging since 2010.
1 Official 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini Jersey = 5 recycled plastic bottles
The signature of the official 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey is its sustainability credentials: Polartec® makes both Power Dry Recycled and Delta Recycled from single-use plastic bottles. All entrants will receive the official jersey in their race pack and will literally be wearing five recycled bottles as they compete.
This makes a very clear, practical statement about environmental protection and sustainability, both of which have always been part of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini organizers’ policy: green areas located along the race routes also allow competitors to dispose of waste packaging safely (including the dreaded energy bar and gel wrappers) and help keep the spectacular Parco dello Stelvio (Stelvio National Park) pristine. The official Santini-Polartec jersey even has an extra side pocket where competitors can stow wrappers and other waste between green areas.
The official 2021Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey is made from two Polartec fabrics: the front and also the back pockets are in the light, breathable, odor-resistant, and 100% recycled Polartec Power Dry Recycled, while the back is in Polartec Delta Recycled, which is exceptionally breathable, wicking and cooling, offering much more than conventional sweat dispersal and evaporation.
Both the men’s and women’s versions of the official 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey feature a new graphic designed by Bergamo illustrator Elenia Beretta. It is a face in profile created by a few strong brushstrokes and contrasting colors designed to symbolize cycling itself: the eye is a bicycle wheel, the eyebrow a chain, the glasses frame handlebars, the mouth a saddle, and the hair the Stelvio hairpins that the competitors will negotiate as they near the crest of the pass. The graphic, which will also feature in the poster for the 2021 edition, is in navy blue with orange detailing for the men’s jersey and strawberry for the women’s version.
Aside from the compulsory official jersey, each race pack will include a washable filtering face mask made by Santini Cycling Wear. Competitors will have to wear the mask at the start line and at the finish line of the Granfondo.
To complete the look for the Valtellina event, Santini has also created a range of kit that coordinates with the official jersey, specifically bib shorts, gilet, gloves and socks. These can be pre-ordered from the www.granfondostelviosantini.com site and will also be for sale in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini village in Bormio.
For further information: www.granfondostelviosantini.com
2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini Event Details
- Name: Granfondo Stelvio Santini
- Location: Alta Valtellina – from Bormio to the Stelvio Pass (Province of Sondrio)
- Edition: 10th
- Date: June 6, 2021
- Long Route: Bormio – Teglio – Mortirolo – Bormio – Stelvio > 151.3 km (4,058m elevation change)
- Medium Route: Bormio – Teglio – Bormio – Stelvio > 137.9 km (3,053m elevation change)
- Short Route: Bormio – Sondalo – Bormio – Stelvio > 60 km (1,950m elevation change)
- Entries open: October 28th, 2020
- Organizer: US Bormiese
- Website: www.granfondostelviosantini.com