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Café du Cycliste launches summer clothing

New offerings in both the performance and city ranges

Café du Cycliste has a new superlight jersey in its range for spring/summer, along with new colour options for existing designs in the clothing range.

The brand, based on the on the French Riviera, has added the new Fleurette jersey (€120), for both men and women, to its Sur Le Bitume performance range. Intended for hot weather, it's made from a lightweight (130g/m2), stretchy fabric that’s designed to shift moisture away from your body.

It comes with three pockets in the lower back, the two side ones with slanted tops for easier use, plus an additional fourth zipped pocket.

The Violette merino jersey (€120, men’s and women’s versions are available) comes in a couple of new colours: this orange and a dark blue version too.

It has a full-length front zip, three open rear pockets, a zipped key pocket and a pump pocket. There’s another zipped pocket on the chest that Café du Cycliste calls an iPod pocket.

The lightweight merino Lucienne (€130) is available in this new dusty green colour. It’s designed as a race-fit summer jersey with mesh panels on the back and underneath the arms to improve breathability.

Over in the Sur le Zinc city range, the Simone merino polo shirt (€125) is available in a range of colours. There’s a hidden reflective band underneath the collar that you can show if you’re riding at night.

The Paulette shorts (€105) come in new colours too. These are lightweight and stretchy, and there’s a large, removable reflective panel in the back pocket that’s designed to help get you seen at night.

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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, 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 Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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