It’s that time of the year again when the Grand Tours are kicked off by the Giro d’Italia. With the Giro now well under way, we took a look at some of the cycling clothing that’s fit for a WorldTour rider completing a Grand Tour.
You may not have mountains to conquer, at mind-boggling speeds, but that’s no reason not to look the part while trying!
As a barrier between rider and saddle, few items of cycling clothing are as important to a cyclist than bib shorts. The right pair of bib shorts can literally make or break a ride(r). In terms of being tried and tested, there’s few higher accolades for a pair of knicks than them providing comfort to a pro rider over the course of a Grand Tour.
Cushioning the derrière of World Road Race Champion, Julian Alaphilippe and the rest of the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl squad, Castelli’s Competizione bib shorts are a fine choice for long training days or racing. Anything worthy of a team as revered as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, is good enough for us!
Kit for Team DSM is provided by iconic Italian brand, Nalini. With experience providing kit to some of the top riders in professional cycling, they certainly know how to produce an excellent pair of bib shorts. The Magnesio shorts, produced in conjunction with another Italian icon, Campagnolo, are intended for big days out on the bike. They’ve been designed with ergonomics in mind, and offer both comfort and performance over the course of several hours.