This is your chance to ride with multiple-Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador

Polartec is a relative newcomer on the cycling block. Have you noticed it popping up in gear near you? Sportful, Rapha, Castelli, rh+ are all using it.

In fact, it’s been around for over 100 years making, as it says, “the impossible possible”. And that’s not just a throwaway line: it was Polartec that reinvented the way we dress in the 80s with its invention of fleece.

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You could win the chance to train with Alberto. Credit: Matteo Zanga

Today Polartec has many more technologies that are proving perfect for the cycling market. Is it possible to have clothing that adapts to your varying temperature while out training? With Polartec Alpha yes it is.

So how do you get to try Polartec out for free? Well one way would be to enter Polartec’s #FollowContador competition which launched on the August 29th.

Link your Strava account to the competition and cycle your way through 1000 km to be in with a chance to train with Alberto Contador from October 28th.

And to keep you motivated there are numerous Polartec items to be won from gloves and beanies to jackets and tops. Just unlock the five badges as you work your way through the training programme and you could get lucky.

The big prize – training with Contador and his Junior and Under 23 Team rh+ Polartec Foundation Contador – will be a money-can’t-buy prize.

You could train with Contador's development squad. Credit: Alessandro Trovati

The winner will train with Contador’s development squad. Credit: Alessandro Trovati

Riding in the company of some of the world’s greatest riders and having access to some of the most sophisticated training and nutritional advice will be a once in a lifetime experience.

Want a snapshot of what it would be like to cycle with some of the world’s biggest up and coming talents? You could find out first hand: try your luck and sign up here.

Good luck!