Chpt3 has launched what it’s calling an ‘everyday performance’ clothing collection that’s inspired by its home city of Girona in Catalonia, Spain.
Girona has become a huge cycling hub over the past few years and is home to over 100 professional racers. road.cc was there for a bike launch a few weeks ago and we can tell you that it’s a place with a strong cycling culture.
“This is an incredibly exciting release for Chpt3, welcoming in a third tier to our product range, designed for everyday riding whilst providing industry leading performance,” says Chpt3 founder David Millar. “Girona is where we live, where we work and where we ride, so it made total sense to honour the city which has given us so much with this collection.”
The graphics are based on the city’s Eiffel bridge which connects the old town, where Chpt3’s studio is based, to the new side of the city.
“Its lattice structure casting shadows on the red, wrought iron have been interpreted in Chpt3’s inimitable style, forming two distinct jersey designs,” says the brand.
“Thanks to the longstanding partnership with Castelli, innovative material technology has been taken advantage of. The fabric used for the jersey is the same as used by Castelli’s Maglia Rosa, chosen for its race weight, aerodynamic and high wicking abilities, whilst the newly updated, dual-density Castelli KISS chamois has been selected for its excellent comfort in the Girona bib shorts – the first black shorts to come from Chpt3."
Chpt3 Girona jersey: Ivy Green or Vulcan Black: £100
Chpt3 Girona bib shorts: Black: £110
Chpt3 Girona socks: Ivy Green or Vulcan Black: £18
The Chpt3 Girona collection is available now from chpt3.com and in some bike stores.
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 road.cc 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 pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.