It’s the kit that – love it or hate it – has had everyone talking since the moment the EF Pro Cycling team stepped onto the stage at the Giro d’Italia presentation on Thursday evening, and from Friday the striking Rapha + Palace jerseys and bibshorts will be available to buy, as well as a custom POC helmet and an extensive off-bike collection.
The full range, which is available in extremely limited quantities, will be released this Friday 9 October, with priority access given to people who joined Rapha Cycling Club on or before yesterday, ie Sunday 4 October, or who have renewed a lapsed membership since then.
Besides men’s and women’s versions of the Pro Team Aero Jersey currently being worn by EF Pro Cycling’s riders at the Giro d’Italia, there’s also a Pro Team Training Jersey version that dispenses with the team’s sponsors’ logos as well as the Palace duck that features on it.
The off-bike collection features team edition casual wear that the riders are wearing at the Giro d’Italia, including T-shirts, Long Sleeve T-shirts, Caps, Hoodies and a Palace GORE-TEX Jacket, as well as a musette.
Pricing details will be released on Friday when the collection goes live at rapha.cc – although suffice to say that judging by Rapha’s usual prices and those of Palace Skateboards, plus the limited edition aspect, it’s not going to be bargain basement prices.
Check out the gallery below for the full range.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.