This kit is from the 2009 racing season and is the official kit of the Cervelo / Fizik / Zipvit team that was worn in that year's Tour de France. Notes : the bibs and jersey do not have tags attached but they are completely new and unworn. Note also that the jersey is 3/4 zip as shown in the photos of the actual item. Though the newest team in the pro peloton, the Cervélo TestTeam has caused quite a stir and notched up some impressive race wins already this season. But its not just their riding that has been getting people talking, their striking black kit has had heads turning.
For the 2009 Tour de France starting on Saturday 4 July, the Cervélo TestTeam will ditch its black jersey and shorts for a new white strip. We made the design change because racing during the hot summer temperatures that are normal in Europe is hard on the riders, said Thomas Campana, Managing Director, Cervélo TestTeam, and the lighter colour will provide some relief from the heat. All modifications to team kit design must be approved by the UCI and we appreciate their prompt attention in this matter. Racing in hot weather is physically demanding, thats a given, and despite the fact that Castelli makes some of the lightest and coolest fabrics in existence, wearing a lighter colour will make a big difference, both psychologically and physically, to a riders well being, explained Steve Smith, Castelli Products.UCI agreed that the riders health is paramount, and so we instituted the change. The color is not the only change for the jersey. Adds Steve Smith: In addition to the new colour, the team is also debuting an updated Aero Race Jersey pattern that features new construction and fabrics around the arm and shoulder making it even more aerodynamic. With over 3 years of development and wind tunnel testing, this jersey saves 10 watts (at 40km/h) compared to standard race jerseys. This would be enough to slice about forty seconds from a 40km time trial, so its clearly an advantage. Two thirds of the drag from a cyclist comes from the rider, not the bike.
So even small gains here can make a big difference. Both the men and women team will be riding in the new white kit for the rest of the season starting with the upcoming Tour de France 2009 and the Giro dItalia for Women. The black kit is still in stock and will continue to be available until the end of the season.
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