For the men’s and women’s Trek-Segafredo teams, Italian apparel specialist Santini has created a range of fluorescent training-specific kit. According to Santini, this is designed to increase cyclists’ visibility to others on the road by 300%’.
Staying safe on the roads is a particularly topical subject. A slew of campaigns backed by pro athletes are encouraging bike lovers to make their rides safer. These include the #luciacceseanchedigiorno initiative which aims to raise awareness amongst cyclists of using their lights not just at night or in low light conditions but throughout the day.
In addition to light, Santini adds that what you wear also plays a pivotal role is staying visible to others on the road when you’re out on your bike.
This is a major focus for pros such as the Trek-Segafredo men’s and Trek-Segafredo women’s teams who have chosen a fluorescent colour for their training kit. The main colour for the teams’ Santini Cycling Wear training kits is fluorescent yellow, which glows when exposed to ultraviolet rays, ‘increasing the wearer’s visibility to others on the road by 300% compared to normal colours’.
Reflective details are also a factor in making cyclists even easier to see, particularly on evening spins when fluorescent kit on its own won’t suffice. Needless to say, Santini has thought of that too, adding reflective logos to all the various garments in the Trek-Segafredo wardrobe from the race kit to accessories and black jackets.