Strade Bianche earns its name from the white roads (Strade) that riders must endure to complete this early season leg tester. The gruelling gravel of Italy may be the youngest of the Spring Classics, but it's no less monumental with an exhausting one-third of the race traditionally competed on the undulating white roads of Tuscany. On a dry day, they are bone shattering. But on a wet day, as it was this year, you find men and women slipping their way to Siena at the very limit of their suffering with mud clinging to every part their bike and body. Not even a brutal cobbled finish at the Piazza del Campo brings any consolation.
The Classics are races in which only the brave succeed. Thrilling one-day behemoths. Spectacles as much for what happens off the bike as on it. Passionate crowds turn up in their droves to drink beer, eat frites and devour the exciting exploits of the most daring cyclists.
We are paying homage to our favourite Spring Classics with a set of three special edition Euro Collection unisex jerseys. Each jersey pays fitting tribute to one of the following incredible one-day races – Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Strade Bianchi.
The ultimate mid-weight, the Euro Collection jersey is built on the 190gsm warp-knit Chronoman fabric by Sitip Spa. Chronoman creates a perfect environment of thermal protection to the cool morning wind, with evaporation channels to allow unrestricted cooling as the body heats up. The sleeve has been moulded using Cene Squared, another warp-knit fabric that has a beautiful texture and soft hand feel.