Santini Cycling Wear’s partnership with the Italian-Japanese NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team is to continue for a second year. The Italian brand is the official supplier of the team’s competition kit and a full collection of personalised garments designed to meet riders’ needs throughout all seasons.
The latest arrival in the team, Moreno Moser, was recently a guest of honour at Santini’s headquarters in Lallio, Italy. He got a first-hand experience of the new kit that he and the rest of the team will be wearing throughout the 2019 racing season. Moser said “The start of any season is always filled with expectation and new incentives.
“I’m delighted to be wearing this team’s colours and to get a preview of the new technical wear. Although Santini’s Made in Italy quality is always a guarantee in itself, of course.”
Moser and the management team were welcomed to Lallio by Paola Santini in her role as Santini Cycling Wear’s Marketing Manager: “Opening the company’s doors to athletes is very important to us,” she said “because it allows us to talk to them about the team’s real needs and to develop solutions suitable for the different environmental and weather conditions with them, which we can then replicate in our collections for the public.”
Moreno Moser added “The new season has barely begun so our enthusiasm and motivation are very high. This is my first season with a professional team but on an organisational level, it is very much on a par with a World Tour. I had the pleasure of a preview of the 2019 team kit and it was a very positive experience to be able to see and feel at first-hand the quality offered to the team by Santini, an Italian technical partner of an incredibly high standard.”
The competition kit, which was unveiled at the meeting in the company, has been redesigned. The team’s signature #OrangeFluo has returned as the main colour of the jersey while the centre stripe and the sleeves with the Vini Fantini logo remain navy blue. A rhomboid pattern also adds both texture and different shades to various areas. The bib shorts are navy blue, with the aim of creating an elegant two-piece kit.
From a technical perspective, the jersey is a classic slim fit cut demanded by elite athletes. The front is made from breathable Kenobi fabric with an elastic blend at the back. The sleeves are raw cut and made from aerodynamic, body-hugging Bodyfit material. The bib shorts are made from Thunderbike Power fabric, which exerts a gentle compression on tired muscles, with side sections in the customisable Lycra Monica. The chamois pad is the top-of-the-range Santini C3, which ‘guarantees superb comfort, lightness and shock absorption thanks to Santini’s signature Carving technology.’
Aside from the main kit, the team will also be supplied with a full collection to allow them tackle all the challenges they may encounter throughout the year, training sessions included. Winter bibtights, jackets and accessories, and rain wear are just a few examples of the apparel made in the team colours and sporting its logos.
Santini chose to base the latter on the new Custom collection and they are available to all amateur cyclists also. Replicas of the official kits will be available from the santinisms.it website and select cycling stores worldwide.
Santini Maglificio Sportivo was founded in 1965 by Pietro Santini. The Bergamo-based company made the decision to design and manufacture all of its products exclusively in Italy. Each item is designed and developed by a designer team with ‘deep-rooted passion for the two-wheel world to meet four key requirements: fit, performance, comfort and durability.’
Santini currently produces 3,000 items of clothing per day and exports 80% of its output. It adds that it is deeply committed to ongoing investment in researching and developing innovative textiles and new production methods.