Café du Cycliste looks forward to hot summer rides with new Summer 2017 collection

Summer 2017 range announced by the French clothing brand, including new pieces and new colour options for men and women

Summer comes quite a bit earlier in Café du Cycliste’s Nice home than here in the UK and it’s a lot hotter too. So the premium French cycle clothing brand has just announced its Summer 2017 range. It’s a mix of new additions to the range and new versions and colours of some older staples.

There are more details on Café du Cycliste’s website, but here are a few highlights.

Micheline lightweight jersey includes mesh side panels
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Designed for hot rides, the Fleurette jersey (£109) features lightweight mesh fabric, claimed to weigh just 130g. It comes in colours including Bleu Royal and Faded Lemon. Continuing the citrus theme, the equally lightweight Micheline (£114) has a Bittersweet Orange option, as well as white and Dusty Blue.

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The Blandine bibshorts feature extensive perforations for good ventilation
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Café du Cycliste says it’s re-engineered its Blandine bibshorts (£177). These feature extra light lycra and extensive perforated panels in the legs and bibs for better cooling. They also have a new top-notch Cyctech pad.

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Café du Cycliste makes quite a range of merino wool jerseys, and its Lucienne (£123) design is now available in new colour options. It’s made from a merino-polyester mix fabric for better strength and shape retention and is designed for hot rides. Meanwhile the Louise jersey (£137) is a mix of silk, merino and synthetics with mesh side and back inserts. It comes in black and cerise for 2017.

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There are women's versions of many of the pieces, including this Fleurette jersey
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There’s also a matching range of caps and socks to complete the look. As well as the men’s range there’s a comprehensive range of women’s options, with women’s versions of the Fleurette and Micheline, as well as women’s specific shorts, bibshorts and tights.

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