Santini is to partner Paris-Nice and the Critérium du Dauphiné from this year and supply their leaders’ jerseys. The partnership is part of the Italian company’s agreement with A.S.O. and also includes dedicated collections for both French races.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2021
Critérium du Dauphiné 2021. Image credit: Fabien Boukla – Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)

Santini is delighted to announce its partnership with two UCI WorldTour men’s stage road races on the French calendar: Paris-Nice, which will see cyclists do battle from the Yvelines to Nice, and the Critérium du Dauphiné in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in south-eastern France.

The 80th edition of Paris-Nice will take place between March 6th and 13th, while the Critérium du Dauphiné, a tough test-run a month before the start of the Tour de France, is being held from June 5th to 12th.

This latest partnership with the two French races is part of the agreement between the Italian cycling wear company and A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) and will see it supply the leaders’ jerseys for Paris-Nice and the Critérium du Dauphiné in the following classifications: the Yellow Jersey for the overall leader, the green jersey for the points leader, the polka dot jersey for the best climber and the white for the best young cyclist.

Aside from the leader jerseys, Santini will also be launching dedicated collections for the two races, inspired by the atmosphere and the standout places they pass through: both will be officially unveiled to the public in early 2022.

About Santini Cycling Wear

Santini Cycling Wear was founded in 1965 by Pietro Santini who spotted a market for technical cycling clothing as a result of his abiding passion for the sport and competition. In what would seem like a revolutionary and contrarian choice today, the Bergamo-based company made the pivotal decision to design and manufacture all of its products exclusively in Italy. Each item is designed and developed by a design team with a deep-rooted passion for the two-wheel world to meet four key requirements: fit, performance, comfort, and durability.

Santini currently produces 5,000 items of clothing per day and exports 80% of its output. It is deeply committed to ongoing investment in researching and developing innovative textiles and new production methods. However, people – athletes – remain its central focus as it continues to refine its creations to allow cyclists to pursue their sporting passions in a comfortable but inimitably stylish kit.

Amaury Sport Organisation

Amaury Sport Organisation is a company that owns, designs, and organizes top international sporting events. Specialized in the “non-stadia” events, it has in-house knowledge of professions linked to the organization, media, and sales of sports events.  A.S.O. organizes 250 days of competition per year, with 90 events in 25 countries, including the biggest cycling race on Earth: the Tour de France.

A.S.O. is involved in 5 major sports including cycling with Le Tour de France, motorsports with the Dakar, sailing with the Tour Voile, mass events with the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, and golf with the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. Amaury Sport Organisation is a subsidiary of the Amaury Group, a media, and sports group that owns the newspaper L’Equipe.

M. Özgür Nevres

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