The Tour de Suisse begins Saturday, June 15th, and is arguably the most important one-week race in professional road cycling. Strategically located on the UCI World Tour calendar, the Tour de Suisse is a proving ground for Grand Tour hopefuls and an enviable palmares for those strong enough to win it. At Cento, we're really excited about the two matching event kits. In red and blue colorways, the Cross and Tremola kits respectively, are both bold and understated.
The design of the 2019 Cross jersey (left) was created as an homage to the race as a whole with the white cross on a red background of the Swiss flag. The design then employs strict organization of shapes and text with bold simplicity. The combined result creates simple and clean graphic messages.
The Tremola kit ( below, right) comes from a different source of inspiration: the Tremola San Gottardo, one of the highest paved roads in Europe.
This pass serves as the finish for seventh stage of the 2019 Tour de Suisse. The winding road, which includes 24 hairpin turns, was the basis for the design of our Tremola kit. The logo on the upper back references those sinuous turns and the grainy blue image placed on the back pocket highlights a section of this roadway.
Both exceptional kits are complemented with matching bib shorts. These bibs are based on the Santini Scatto design with high quality fabrics that provide moderate compression on key muscle groups. Mesh braces also provide support with exceptional ventilation. The popular GITevo chamois pads the bib shorts making it an excellent kit for any ride from 2-6 hours.
Race Leader's Jerseys
Santini is a proud partner with the Tour de Suisse to produce jerseys for the leaders of its overall race classifications: Yellow for General Classification, black for Points Classification, and white with azure trim for the Best Climber. More than a million spectators are expected to line the 1,300 kilometer racecourse in 2019. Riders will face team and individual time-trials, technical, fast and flat stages, and 17,000 meters of stunning Alpine climbs.
Over its 83-year history, the race has been won by some of cycling's most-prominent stars, such as Hugo Koblet, Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelley and Chris Froome. Most recently, the race was won by Trek-Segafredo rider Richie Porte (who also has his own collection by Santini this year. Click the link for details.)