I'm looking forward to the warm weather coming back to properly test it out!
This jersey has a more classically inspired cut than the super aero race design more often used these days. It is designed to be a staple jersey, one that is comfortable and wearable in all conditions and situations. It is made of a cross-dyed polyester that creates a natural hand while keeping you dry. It uses the same waistband design as the most aero of Castelli race jerseys, only with a reflective strip on the rear hem. We relaxed the cut of the sleeve a little and accentuated the shoulder line. The full-length zip is slightly heavier than the one used in the 1.21 jersey, giving it a more industrial, solid feel. The Chpt3 1.24 MonzaMilano Jersey has a dark Scottish Grey base and teams up perfectly with the 1.16 Defiant Short.
A TT on the final stage of a Grand Tour is not enjoyable, never has been, never will be. Unless you win it, then it’s a euphoric day, that’s what happened to me on the final stage into Milan in the 2011 Giro. We started in some nondescript industrial estate that day, the 2017 Giro sees a much more iconic start, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, built in 1922 it was the third purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world. We pay homage to this by creating a design of the Monza start line, arguably more important to the vast majority of the peloton on the last day than the finish line, because simply still being in the race on stage 21 of a GT is a massive achievement in itself.