• Traditional inset sleeve cut with a modern cross dyed high wicking fabric
• Full-length zipper lined with internal flap
• Sublimated over-print - on shoulder of Outer Space colourway, all-over print on NoveUndici colourway
• Woven Roubaix finishline and Chpt./// labels
• 3 external pockets plus zippered key pocket
• Black reflective piping at hem
This jersey is made of a cross-dyed polyester that creates a natural hand while keeping you dry. The inspiration was taken from a picture of Greg Lemond wearing the Tour de France maillot jaune that hangs in the Castelli office, the moment I saw it I realised it was the look we were looking for, only with a 21st Century twist.
It was the cut of that jersey that stood out immediately, it had a shape that the majority of modern jerseys no longer have. It looked like a race jersey without looking like it had been painted on to the skin, I wanted us to create a jersey that had a cut that gave it a bit more of a classic shape without compromising performance. In order to achieve this we had to find a fabric that could hold the shape yet still deliver the performance, we chose a high wicking fabric for the job not only does it offer top performance it also feels more luxurious and comfortable than the pure performance race jerseys I had grown used to as a professional.
This does not mean to say it doesn’t share any of the construction methods of the race-ready jerseys, the most obvious is the waste band,a panel that was originally (and remains) an integral part of the fastest Castelli aero jerseys. We have relaxed a little the arm and given a slightly sharper shoulder line, and added a zip-up pocket for valuables inside the rear right hand pocket, those rear pockets also share the curvature cut of the aero jersey pockets.
The full-length zip on the front of the jersey is slightly heavier and more industrial in feel than the lightweight zip used on the 1.21 Jersey and 1.71 Body Warmer, again, to offer a different feeling, it has a slightly more solid and classical feel to it, yet looks modern and clean.
The 1.22 Jersey comes in the three colours for now, the Outer Space blue, the Cream (coded 911 as we saw the colour on a Singer Porsche and liked it so much we tried to replicate it), and the limited “Roubaix” finish line graphic design. These “onemorelap” jerseys and shorts are the beginning of our “Defiant” collection, a series of garments which are staple items in any cyclists wardrobe.