The Italian brand best known for pushing innovation has become the official Team Sky kit supplier for the 2017 season. And you can shop the range here at Cycle Surgery.

The original and greatest

Known globally for creating forward thinking and performance lead clothing, Castelli are no strangers to the world racing scene. Redefining what ‘race sponsorships’ actually meant, Castelli has one of the longest and historic partnerships with road cycling racing, and when you realise the innovation, research & development and passion that goes into creating every Castelli product, it’s easy to see why they have been at the top of the game for nearly 70 years, and why they are still there today. 

Castelli Team Sky kit

More than just a kit supplier

Team Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford was quoted that Castelli “will be more than a kit supplier, they will be an innovation partner”. In his opinion, next generation clothing is key to his marginal gains philosophy – giving Team Sky the edge over other teams in the Tour de France and other major stage races.


Andrea Peron – Castelli’s race performance director added: “Castelli and Team Sky share the same drive for results-driven innovation in everything we do. Team Sky has a structure and the resources to help us to continuously give our athletes a performance advantage.”


Brailsford continued with “Whether it’s aerodynamics, foul weather protection or solutions that let the riders more comfortably, we’re looking at every opportunity for an advantage.” 

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An interconnected design

Castelli really have gone into thorough detail with the 2017 Team Sky kit, and the design print work is no exception. The stripes that form the design on the torso of the jersey and wind vest (also replicated on the socks & bib shorts) all represent a Team Sky victory. The longest of the lines signify the four Team Sky Tour de France wins, with the line directly below the Sky logo on the chest saved for Chris Froomes 2016 victory.


One-day races are represented as a short dash, while the medium-length lines indicate mutli-stage races, with the number of stages determining the length of the line. WorldTour races are blue line whilst the white represent non WorldTour races. 

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Castelli Sky Podio Jersey

With a pro-race performance construction, the Castelli Team Sky Podio Jersey uses Prosecco GT main body fabric aiding moisture wicking and keeping you at an optimum temperature for the hottest of riding conditions. Prosecco Air Stretch fabric side panels provide maximum freedom of movement on the bike and a dropped hem deliver a fantastic fit for all day in the saddle. 

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Castelli Sky Free Aero Race Bib-short

Engineered to be Castelli’s premiere race short, the Sky Free Aero bib-short has been constructed so you get the most out of your body and optimise aerodynamics. Combining this elite level of performance with optimised comfort makes this bib-short ideal for whatever you cycling challenge. 

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