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Team Sky sponsor releases clothing to celebrate Chris Froome's Tour win

Rapha are releasing a new jersey and T-shirt to celebrate Chris Froome’s victory in the Tour de France. Rapha are, of course, clothing suppliers to Team Sky.

The T-shirt is slim-fitting and features a graphic bearing the names of the nine Team Sky riders who took part in the race. It’s cut long at the back in a cycle jersey style although it’s not made from a technical fabric – it’s 100% cotton.

There’s an inset band on the left sleeve, a printed black Rapha logo and a Sky Pro Cycling logo on the back of the neck. It’s priced at £35 and is available from today in the UK, early next week in the US. 

The jersey features a yellow armband and back stripe and has the names of the nine Team Sky riders from the Tour printed on the rear right pocket. The body of the jersey is made from a breathable performance fabric, and the side panels are a more open mesh. Both fabrics are designed to wick moisture and have an anti-bacterial treatment.

The jersey, priced at £80, isn’t available until the end of August but you can hit the ‘inform me’ button on Rapha’s website and they’ll let you know when they have stock.

In other Tour de France news, there’s an interview with Team Sky’s Peter Kennaugh on the Rapha site at the moment where the Manx rider talks about riding his first Tour. Check it out here

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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NOW, this is more like it, I am neither a Rapha or Sky guy, but for those that are £80 for a piece of HISTORY is a great deal.

No-one should be moaning about the price on this one  3

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pwake [374 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

NOW, this is more like it, I am neither a Rapha or Sky guy, but for those that are £80 for a piece of HISTORY is a great deal.

No-one should be moaning about the price on this one  3

I wouldn't bet on no moaning. Watch this space....

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 2 years ago
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No moans from me, it seems quite reasonable. I won't be buying it though. Just out of interest, if you buy a SKY replica (I know) Yellow Jersey, who is it made by?

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Leviathan [1937 posts] 2 years ago
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Sorry to live up to expectations, not a moan really, but black with yellow bands and winner's special editions is all a you know, he who must not be named. Apart from that it is quite classy, not too fussy. Sky kit has never been messy to look at.

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mike_ibcyclist [64 posts] 2 years ago
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I like it, but an alternative idea for those of us who are not mad on logos might be the same jersey just with the yellow banding and the names of the Sky riders. Just a thought.

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pmr [197 posts] 2 years ago
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Happy to wear the Rapha Etape jersey, lovely bit of kit.
And all those that were there no what the sufferfest of Semnoz was like  4

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Karbon Kev [688 posts] 2 years ago
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jersey very nice but t shirt particularly ugly imo

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Super Domestique [1598 posts] 2 years ago
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Tempted with the jersey, I must say.

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seanieh66 [196 posts] 2 years ago
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Ho hum, we've been here before. I used to have the excellent Nike Tdf USPS kit worn specially for LAs 6th victory celebrations on st.21

However, it is good looking kit.

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Colin Peyresourde [1719 posts] 2 years ago
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Cue jokes about a yellow streak down your back, and streaky piece of piss on your arm....

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michophull [133 posts] 2 years ago
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So how much are they going to pay us then for using our bodies as advertising space for part of the Murdoch empire ?  3

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Huge Rapha fan, but yet another faux pas on their part, in my opinion. They've gone far too mainstream now and are as bad as anyone at cashing in on the 'cycling bug'. The complete opposite of everything they stood for.