Celebrated British fashion designer and avid cyclist Sir Paul Smith has unveiled his designs for the 2015 Dubai Tour classification leaders jerseys.
Smith has created designs for four jerseys that will be used in the Dubai Tour, running from February 4 to 7 in the United Arab Emirates. The jerseys will be manufactured by Castelli using materials that will assist riders to cope with the heat in the region.
“I was very pleased to be asked to design the Dubai Tour jerseys having learned a lot from my previous experiences working on the Giro d’Italia,” said Smith.
10 WorldTour teams will line up in Dubai for the second running of the early-season stage race over February 4-7
“There are four jerseys, one for each of the different classifications and a key consideration in the design of each was keeping the riders cool. Working with Castelli, I’ve used a breathable fabric on the front, there’s a full zip that they can open if they need to cool down and on the back it’s got a UV filter fabric.
“The Dubai Tour is becoming increasingly important in the road cycle season and I’m looking forward to watching.”
The four jerseys are: Blue jersey for general classification leader; red jersey for points classification leader; UAE Flag jersey for intermediate sprint classification leader; and white jersey for best young rider.
The 2015 Dubai Tour kicks off on Wednesday, February 4, and serves as an early-season warm-up race. British sprinter Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) will be hoping to grab a win or two over its four flat stages.
Team Sky is one of 10 WorldTour teams among the 16 squads on the start list of the UCI 2.HC-ranked race.