Eco-friendly Santini kits presented at the Rouleur Classic
Thursday, October 31st, saw the official opening day of the prestigious 2019 Rouleur Classic and included the world premiere of the 2020 Trek-Segafredo men’s and women’s kits, created from eco-friendly fabrics woven from recycled yarns for the first time. Giulio Ciccone and Lizzie Deignan presented the new Santini jerseys, and Trek-Segafredo also announced that the partnership with Santini would continue for the next three years.
Italian Giulio Ciccone, in his first year with the USA WorldTour team, won a stage and the mountains classification in the 2019 Giro d’Italia and held the coveted yellow jersey for two stages in the 2019 Tour de France.
Ciccone was joined by British and 2015 World Champion Lizzie Deignan, who won the overall at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in her comeback year after giving birth to her daughter.
I think the team kit is excellent again for 2020. I like the fact that they haven't changed it too much because I think our 2019 kit was striking and popular. We've had a really positive year, and it'll be great to have a continuation of that. The Impact panel is innovative and gives us a lot of confidence because we know if we do crash, then we'll be extra-protected.
- Lizzie Deignan
Impact, an anti-rip and anti-abrasion fabric from Sitip, also featured in the last year’s kits and proved particularly popular with the riders. The 2020 bib shorts feature more of the ground-breaking fabric.
I am really happy with the new kit, and the first impression I had was super positive. We have reached a top-level quality in terms of materials this year. The Impact area is now bigger on the shorts, and that will provide better protection during races, and this is something a rider really appreciates. I also appreciate the design, with the right mix of colors and the introduction of the navy blue with white and red.
- Giulio Ciccone
Santini and Trek-Segafredo also took this opportunity to announce their continuation to work together for the next three seasons, extending the partnership that began in 2018.
“We are delighted to be launching the new kits for the Trek-Segafredo men’s and women’s teams at an exhibition as prestigious as the Rouleur Classic,” declared Santini Cycling Wear CEO Monica Santini. “The London event is an important show, and since we are also there as an exhibitor, we get to showcase some of our products we are developing with the pro athletes, but that are also available for amateurs.”
AN ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICE FOR THE 2020 TEAM KITS
The new 2020 kits are comprised from two sustainable fabrics: Ecofabric RECY by Corno, an eco-friendly product using yarn recycled from materials that have been used or discarded in the environment, and Native, an Ecoknit by Sitip, with recycled fibers and yarns without using any polluting chemicals to reduce consumption of natural resources and dependence on non-renewable power.
All of the Santini apparel supplied to the Trek-Segafredo team is made entirely in Italy by expert staff using quality materials sourced mainly in Italy. Santini places importance on reducing its carbon footprint; Corno and Sitip are also based respectively in Monza Brianza and the province of Bergamo, less than 30 kilometers from the Santini headquarters in Lallio.