Santini just announced this year's Giro d'Italia kit, and it could be the best looking WorldTour kit yet
This year’s Giro d’Italia kit comes with a nice retro twist, in celebration of the fact that the Grand Tour has its 100th edition this year.
Santini, the official supplier of the kit, has done a great job this time around, creating a selection of products that look both classy and stylish.
Even better news? You can buy the jerseys and the caps from most of the lines. They’re nicer than normal WorldTour kit, and definitely wouldn’t look out of place on the bike. Take your pick…
Giro d’Italia leaders jerseys
First up, there are the leaders jerseys, understated without much on them, other than the Santini badge and official sponsors of the race. Of course, La Gazzetta dello Sport, the famous founder of the race in 1909 is there.
These come in the classic pink for the overall leader, but also the blue, white and purple for, respectively, the best climber, best young rider and the best sprinter.
Maglia Nera collection
Next up is our favourite line; the Maglia Nera collection, in honour of the rider who comes dead last in the race. Historically, there is some pretty stiff competition for this award, with riders hiding or deliberately waiting just so they can take home last honours.
Stages 1-2-3 line
The Giro Stages line celebrates all things Sardinia, which is hosting stages one, two and three of the race this year. Here, Santini has placed the famous Sardinian Lapwing as well as the island’s flag, mixing it up with some Mediterranean blue.
Stage 11 starts in Ponte a Ema, Florence, home town of three times Giro winner, seven times King of the Mountain holder and World War Two hero Gino Bartali. Famous not just for his cycling prowess but also the fact he hid Jewish families in World War Two, and helped the resistance by carrying refugees in his bike trailer.
Rovetto to Bormia kit
The Cima Coppi kit celebrates the hardest climb in the Grand Tour, which this year comes in stage 16, when the race traverses from Rovetto to Bormia. The route snakes up the Stelvio Pass, topping out at 2,757 meters and could be a real make or break moment for the contenders.
- Giro d’Italia Rovetto to Bormia jersey at Wiggle for £79.99
- Giro d’Italia Rovetto to Bormia cap at Wiggle for £11.99
- Giro d’Italia Monza-Milan jersey at Wiggle for £79.99
- Giro d’Italia Monza Milan cap at Wiggle for £11.99
Finally, the Monza-Milan kit is in honour of stage 21. It’s named “Invincible Wave” as this was what La Gazzetta dello Sport called the Giro when it announced the bike race. The whole event ends in Milan, just as it did the first time around in 1909.