High-wicking cycling base layer for hard summer riding
A base layer created for training in hot conditions and for elite-level racing. The main body is made from an open mesh that offers exceptional breathability and moisture transfer, while the stretch Lycra side panels offer an enhanced fit. The Pro Team Base Layer has flatlock seams throughout to ensure comfort and is available in two styles, each with a different print on the chest.
The black short sleeve version has the slogan 'NOUS MARCHONS À LA DYNAMITE', the words of Henri Pelissier describing how racers of his era were fuelled by an explosive concoction of stimulants.
The black sleeveless version reads 'LA TÊTE ET LES JAMBES', the title of a book written by the founding father of the Tour de France, Henri Desgrange.
The white short sleeve version carries the legend, 'MERCI ROUBAIX', in honour of Franco Ballerini's memorable sign-off after his final Paris-Roubaix in 2001.
The white sleeveless version is available with choice of two slogans: VOUS ETES DES ASSASSINS , the famous exhortation from Octave Lapize after his 1910 ascent of the Col d' Aubisque; and CARPEGNA MI BASTA, Marco Pantani's nod to his beloved Monte Carpegna, the training ground for so many of Il Pirata's victories.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pro Team Base Layer sizing is race-tight. Please select your regular jersey size or if you want a more relaxed fit - move up one size.
- Breathable mesh
- Lycra side and shoulder panels
- Cut for aggressive bike position
- Bound neckline and arm holes
- Anti-bacterial treatment
"Some people don't see the point of wearing base layers in the summer but I almost always do, feeling more comfortable with one on. It's up to you, naturally. Rapha's Pro Team base layer really is one of the best I've used for hot rides and, believe me, I've used a hell of a lot over the years."
"From the moment it arrived, Rapha’s Pro Team Base Layer’s been on heavy rotation. And by heavy rotation I mean every ride. Extremely lightweight with a tailored fit and a highly effective wicking performance, this base layer should be on your radar if you’re looking for the best with a healthy dose of aesthetic seasoning."