Santini have brought out some fab Special Edition collections to clebrarate some of the Tours we all love - one is La Vuelta! Unforgiving team and individual time trials, explosive, high-altitude finishes, and who-knows-what kind of weather make the Vuelta a race that can break a champion or launch the career of an up-and-comer. The 2019 Vuelta inspired Santini to create cycling kits that celebrate both the toughness of the race and the beauty and history of Spain. Santini started by selecting the best fabrics to build form fitting, technical, race-ready garments. They then put the kits in the hands of their design team, led by cycling’s most thoughtful designer and storyteller, Fergus Niland. The result is a beautiful collection of jerseys, bib shorts, caps and socks to make up inspirational commemorative kits that reflect the race we all love so much, and the people and places that serve as its backdrop.
The other is the Giro d'Italia. The Maglia Nera collection celebrated the infamous black jersey awarded to the man who finished last. Inspired by the mischief and the tenacity represented by this noble award, we are proud to offer the 2019 Santini Maglia Nera, which is affectionately called L’Arte di Perdere (The Art of Losing). The design incorporates two specific graphic elements, the stylized background image, adapted from a photo of the Passo del Gavia, the cima coppi of this year’s Giro d’Italia and the geometric text pattern repeating the word NERA. Inspired by Ticcozzelli, you’ll find a white star on the sleeve, a homage to Ticcozzeli’s Casale football team jersey.