Now available at Cento Cycling is the new 2019 Richie Porte signature special edition cycling kit, made in Italy by Santini. Celebrating the newest and most exciting addition to Team Trek-Segafredo in 2019 is Australian rider Richie Porte. This kit, designed by Santini and Team Trek-Segafredo, highlights Porte's joining to the team and the 2019 Tour Down Under, which is held on Richie’s home soil.
The original design features a surf board motif (inspired by Richie’s other sporting passion) each dedicated to a victory or team that Richie has been involved with during his pro cycling career. With a classic fit, the cycling jersey is breathable, elastic and lightweight. Raw cut BODYFIT fabric on sleeves sit snug on the shoulders. This jersey also features a wide triple rear pocket, and an internal elastic with silicon gripper on bottom to ensure the jersey to stay in position while riding.
The special edition cycling bib shorts come with with elastic, breathable mesh braces, and are a perfect to match all the jersey, socks and gloves to complete the kit. With an anatomical cut, the bib shorts feature the innovative GITevo chamois.
This pad is made of antibacterial fiber and with a Twist Gel core able to always get back at the original shape even after long hours on the saddle. With silicone grip at the bottom of the leg to keep the shorts in perfect position while pedaling. This bib-shorts are characterized by the raw cut on the leg.
Porte signed with Trek-Segafredo in 2019 for two years. He began his professional career in 2010 with Team Saxo-Bank, and he immediately showed his Grand Tour potential, winning the best young rider’s jersey and finishing 7th overall at the Giro d’Italia.
In 2012, Porte joined Team Sky where he helped Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome win the Tour de France, while misfortune and illness plagued his own Grand Tour chances.
By 2016, Porte joined BMC racing to finally focus on winning the Big One in July but again crashes hindered him, and 5th place in 2016 was his best result. While a big result in a Grand Tour has eluded him, Richie has won some of the biggest one-week stage races, including Paris Nice twice and the Tour de Suisse. In 2019, Richie’s race program will again be tailored toward reaching the Tour de France podium.Follow Richie on Instagram and keep track of his 2019 season, like this stage win in the Tour Down Under [photo: Trek-Segafredo].