SANTINI’S TRIONFO KIT PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CHAMPS- ÉLYSÉES,
THE TRADITIONAL AND GLAMOROUS FINISH-LINE OF TOUR DE FRANCE’S FINAL STAGE
Santini presents the Trionfo kit, the first in a series designed by the company to highlight the standout stages on the 2022 Tour de France. And it has started with the final stage: the glorious finish-line-bound dash down the Champs Élysées and an homage to French grandeur.
A kit that encapsulates the magic of the final stage of the Tour de France: Santini’s Trionfo kit is dedicated to Paris and the huge sense of celebration that engulfs the winner of the Grand Boucle as they are applauded towards the finish line and beyond. Every year, the riders are welcomed to the Champs Élysées finish line by a spectacular exhibition by La Patrouille de France, the French Air Force’s aerobatics team, which traces the blue, white and red of the French flag in the skies over the City of Light. Those colourful wakes left behind by the planes are now also the stars of the design of the Santini Trionfo jersey, featuring on both its front and back where they taper and fade just like the real thing.
The jersey is part of a kit comprising a base layer, bib shorts, gloves, cap and socks, all with that blue, red and white motif and the profile of the Arc de Triomphe.
From a technical point of view, the jersey, which has raw cut sleeves, is slim fit and made from a combination of micromesh fabrics. The base layer is made from breathable Avatar micromesh, which feels ultralight on the skin and is slightly longer at the back. The bibshorts, on the other hand, are in Thunderbike Power compression fabric with grippers on the leg ends to hold them gently but firmly in place even for the longest stretches in the saddle. They also include the GITevo pad with a gel core to absorb impact gradually for maximum comfort hour after hour.