The first Monument of the year, Milano-Sanremo is such a journey. A 300km point to point race with 270km of ever-building tension for what seems like 30km of real racing, it has a character all of its own: a strong, slightly mad, identity. It feels like winter when congregating at the start line among the early morning shadows of the grey, cold and often damp capital city of Lombardy. This all changes when cresting the Turchino Pass at the halfway point, the summit is passed via a tunnel whose entrance is painted with black and white chevrons, signifying to those in the know, the end of the beginning. The exit of the tunnel and descent to the coast becomes an explosion of life and colour. It feels like a different world, a different race begins, and with it a new season, winter is finally over and for this reason, we call it La Classicissima di Primavera.
To be worn beneath the Girona Jersey, the CHPT3 Girona base layer puts the cycling capital of the world and home of CHPT3 at the centre of your look. Managing the moisture created by your efforts, the lightweight Girona base layer ensures that your temperature is controlled perfectly and your style remains oh-so-cool.
Originally used by Castelli to make a super lightweight climber’s jersey for the Tour de France, the fabric of our base layers is extremely lightweight and has superb wicking properties. The issue encountered when used for a jersey was longevity, often the hems would become unstitched as the fabric was so lightweight that it couldn’t hold the stitching adequately. The solution we've provided to this has been to create ‘false’ hems, instead of folding over the edge of the material and sewing it down there are additional panels of material sewn on with double stitching where the fold of the hem would normally be. Unfathomably lightweight and created to last - an essential.