Santini Paris-Nice capsule collection has been unveiled, and it is a vibrant homage to the Cote d’Azur city where the elite pro stage race finishes: from the Promenade des Anglais to the blue of the sea that laps the beaches of Nice. An elegant, sophisticated look!
Paris-Nice stage race once again cuts vertically across France between March 6th and 13th this year. As always, it will attract the elite of the pro cycling world to its start-line in the French capital. In homage to the big event and the city of Nice, Santini has launched a brand-new capsule collection. Its jersey, bib shorts, and accessories feature a mix of images and colors inspired by the legendary Promenade des Anglais, the signature blue of the sea that laps the city’s iconic beaches, and the yellow of the umbrellas that dot the latter.
“We chose blue to reference the work of Henri Matisse (see notes 1) who lived in Nice for over three decades,” explained Santini’s Creative Director Fergus Niland. “It’s a shade that featured in his “Blue Nude” series of paintings and is now the main color in the Santini capsule collection”.
The collection comprises a jersey, gilet, bib shorts, base layer top, and accessories.
Santini Paris-Nice Collection
The short-sleeve jersey is made from ultralight Silkiss Sahara mesh fabric, the perfect choice for even the hottest days, and also has an elastic silicone gripper band on the lower hem to keep it gently but firmly in place right throughout the wearer’s time in the saddle. Its sleeve ends have a soft elastic finish and there is a long center zip too. Santini also suggests popping the color-coordinated windproof gilet over the jersey on downhill stretches.
The bib shorts are made from gently compressive Thunderbike Power fabric and include Santini’s GITevo pad with a gel core that gradually absorbs impacts to guarantee the ultimate comfort even on long cycles. Featuring a vibrant pattern inspired by a bird’s eye view of Nice’s bright yellow beach umbrellas, the sleeveless base layer jersey is made from ultralight micromesh.
A selection of coordinating accessories – cap, gloves, and socks all inspired by the La Course au Soleil – complete the Paris-Nice look!
This new capsule collection is a further addition to Santini’s partnership agreement with A.S.O. which also spans the supply of the leader jerseys for Paris-Nice and the Tour de France and the creation of capsule collections dedicated to the other A.S.O. races.
The Paris-Nice capsule collection will be available from the Santini website from February 28th, from select cycling stores worldwide as well as in the Paris-Nice village in Nice, place Masséna, on March 11th, 12th, and 13th.
Santini Paris-Nice Collection 2022 recommended retail prices
- jersey: 99 euro
- bib shorts: 139 euro
- base layer: 29 euro
- gilet: 89 euro
- socks: 16 euro
- gloves: 29 euro
- cap: 19 euro
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.
- Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of color (he used intense colorism in his works) and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
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