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Santini unveils ‘eco-friendly’ 2020 Trek-Segafredo kit with Impact anti-rip fabric

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The official launch of the Rouleur Classic show, which runs from October 31st to November 2nd, took place last night in the heart of London with Santini Cycling Wear, one of the protagonists at the event, as it joined Trek-Segafredo to present the 2020 World Tour kits for their men’s and women’s teams.

Santini and Trek-Segafredo also announced that they will continue to work together for the next three seasons, having started their partnership in 2018.

Two members of the team played an active role in the presentation at Rouleur Classic: Italian Giulio Ciccone is on his maiden year on a World Tour team but won the Mountains classification in the 2019 Giro d’Italia as well as holding onto the yellow jersey for two stages of the Tour de France. He was flanked by British cyclist Lizzie Deignan who was World Champion in 2015.

“We are delighted to be launching the new kits for the Trek-Segafredo men’s and women’s teams at a fair as prestigious as the Rouleur Classic,” said Santini Cycling Wear CEO Monica Santini. “The London event is an important showcase and because we are also there as an exhibitor, we get to show some of the products we are developing for and with pro athletes and which are also available for amateurs.”

Giulio Ciccone commented, “I am really happy with the new kit and the first impression I had was really positive. We have reached a top-level quality in terms of materials this year. The Impact area is now bigger on the shorts and that will provide better protection during races, and this is something a rider really appreciates. I also appreciate the design, with the right mix of colours and the introduction of the navy blue with white and red.”

Lizzie Deignan said “I think the team kit is excellent again for 2020; I like the fact that they haven’t changed it too much because I think our 2019 kit was really striking and popular. We’ve had a really positive year and it’ll be great to have a continuation of that. The Impact panel is really innovative and gives us a lot of confidence because we know if we do crash then we’ll be extra-protected.”

The main kits that the Trek-Segafredo men and women will be using in competition comprise a jersey made from two sustainable fabrics. First up is Ecofabric RECY by Corno. This is an eco-friendly product made using yarn recycled from materials that have been used or discarded in the environment. In addition, the apparel features Native – Ecoknit by Sitip, which is ‘made using recycled fibres and yarns without the use of any polluting chemicals to reduce consumption of natural resources and dependence on non-renewable power.’

The men’s team jersey is mainly white with the team’s signature red used for the central section. The sleeves are navy blue like the bibshorts. The outer area of the bib short legs is made from Impact, an anti-rip and anti-abrasion fabric from Sitip. The anti-rip fabric also featured in the previous kits and proved particularly popular with the athletes with the result that more of it is being used in the 2020 kit.

The women’s team kit is a mix of navy and other blues. The jersey is made from the same fabric as the men’s version but has been cut to suit the female body. ‘The bib shorts feature the innovative C3 Woman chamois which is light, shock-absorbent and comfortable.’

The teams will also be supplied with all the various accessories required to tackle the international racing season at the highest level as well as their very intense training schedule. They will receive full kits and accessories required for all the seasons, and to tackle training and competition in a range of different climate conditions.

All of the Santini apparel supplied to the Trek-Segafredo team is made entirely in Italy. The company has a ‘zero to low miles supply chain’, as Corno and Sitip are based respectively in Monza Brianza and the province of Bergamo, just a couple of dozen kilometres from the Santini headquarters in Lallio.

Trek-Segafredo replica kits will be available online from the Santini site and from all Trek stores as well as selected cycling retailers worldwide.

www.santinicycling.com

 

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