Castelli and Maratona Unveils 2015 Race Kit
This is the Maratona dles Dolomites, the queen of all granfondos. It’s grueling, breathtaking, beautiful, fun, overwhelming and unforgettable. The Maratona is a celebration of cycling, the landscape of the Dolomites and the area’s unique culture.
Because Castelli’s head office is near Alta Badia, Castelli staff live and ride these mountains every day, and it is an honor for the Italian brand to be the official technical clothing partner of the 2015 Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel. The sponsorship reflects Castelli’s dedication to performance and perfection, working hard toward a goal and beyond.
Are you training for the Maratona dles Dolomites? Whichever course you plan to ride, Castelli’s range of pro performance road wear has everything you need, both for the big day itself and for your remaining training.
MARATONA 2015 CLIMBER’S JERSEY
The Climber’s Jersey answers the Cannondale-Garmin and MTN-Qhubeka riders’ requests for a super-lightweight, highly breathable jersey for the mountain stages of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.
This jersey is made from 3D mesh fabric on the front and shoulders to keep the jersey extremely aero, light and dry, and the waist band to keep the 3 rear and zippered key pocket in place. The 3D nature of the fabric means that most of it never touches your skin, so it never clings or absorbs water. Pour a bottle over your head to cool down, and moments later the jersey is back at race weight.
Castelli’s close relationship with its pro riders is no secret, and the products they inspire continue to pour out of the Castelli factory.
While the jersey was originally made for big climbs and hot weather, the pro riders showed Castelli that it’s the ideal jersey for most conditions because of its very wide temperature range and aero advantage. It’s cut to hug the torso and eliminate any excess fabric flapping when battling the wind. Castelli’s wind tunnel results show that the Climber’s Jersey is a full 17 watts faster when riding at 40 km/h compared to a standard cycling jersey.
The Maratona Climber’s Jersey is supplied with an “eco pocket” to encourage riders to make sure that packaging from energy gels and bars isn’t accidentally jettisoned en route.
Everything Castelli does is geared toward speed and comfort. The new Volo Bibshort provides optimum muscle support with a perfect anatomic fit. The revolutionary GIRO AIR leg band provides more stretch and distributes the compression over a larger area.
The body of the short uses a 200+ gram Affinity Lycra®, which increase the short’s affinity for keeping you comfortable and warding off fatigue with high stretch on the inner thigh, aerodynamic texturing on the outer thigh, and gentle compression throughout.
The Volo Bibshort is comfortable on a wide range of body shapes and helps prevent overheating by incorporating breathable mesh bib straps. The KISS AIR seat pad uses a seamless construction of brushed microfiber to prevent any chafing, and the pad is anatomically shaped to follow your movements. The KISS AIR also features a variable-density design with more padding where you need it and less where you don’t. The KISS AIR seat pad ensures excellent comfort no matter which Maratona dles Dolomites course you are riding.
For more information: Maratona.it