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Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve

£35.00 was £50.00

Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 177.
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A short sleeve cycling base layer designed to be worn under a jersey or jacket when training and racing in warm to hot conditions.

Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve£35.00

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High-wicking base layer for summer riding

This is a cycling base layer created for riding and racing in warm to hot conditions. Developed in conjunction with professional cyclists, the main body is made from an open mesh fabric that offers exceptional breathability and moisture transfer, while the stretch side panels offer a close, Pro Team fit. A new version of the base layer has the phrase ‘SOLDATS DU CYCLISME’ across the chest. This French expression, meaning ‘soldiers of cycling’ was used by journalists to describe riders of the fearsomely difficult early editions of the Tour de France. The white short sleeve version reads ‘TANT QUE JE RESPIRE, J’ATTAQUE’ meaning ‘As long as I breathe, I attack’. A famous phrase said by French great Bernard Hinault, it reflects the Badger’s aggressive style of racing. The black short sleeve version has the slogan 'NOUS MARCHONS À LA DYNAMITE' (‘we run on dynamite’), the words of Henri Pelissier, the 1923 winner of the Tour, who was describing how racers of his era were fuelled by an explosive concoction of stimulants. The hi-vis pink short sleeve version of the base layer reads, ‘SE FRENI, NON VINCI’, a phrase uttered by Mario Cipollini that illustrates the great sprinter’s simple desire to win at all costs: “If you brake, you won’t win.”

NB: 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.


“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.”


  • Highly breathable and sweat-wicking mesh fabric
  • Anti-bacterial treatment - fabric stays fresher for longer
  • Stretch side panels ensure a close, Pro Team fit
  • Bound neckline and arm holes for comfort
  • Flatlock seams to prevent chafing


  • 94% polyester
  • 6% elastane
    Side panels:
  • 86% polyester
  • 14% elastane


  • Machine wash 40C
  • Drip dry in shade
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry-clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Base Layer I've wanted a lightweight, tight fitting base layer for a while and am glad I finally made the purchase. I bought a size M though tend to buy size L for Pro family outerwear (I am probably in reality somewhere between M and L). Sneaky French text makes me feel like a secret Euro superhero. My only regret is that I didn't get more than one!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ptoduct This is my second buy After ten years it did not wear off,
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have when cycling I love this base layer. It's a must have in cold or hot weather.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price I have the short sleeve version and the sleeveless version ,both are really well made very comfortable ,and fit really well as well and soaks up sweat really well quality base layer
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for warm conditions It's the best under garment for summer that I have
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great materials! I did not think that it would work with the cold weather but, it does! Excellent material!!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal base layer I can't vouch for using the base layer in the summer but certainly is working well in the winter at wicking away sweat under a long sleeve jersey and a jacket. The fit is perfect and the appearance is strikingly good.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base layer I regularly wear base layers throughout the year from a variety of different manufacturers. I had been eyeing the Rapha pro team base layer for a while, and finally decided to make a purchase. The pro team base layer performs exceptionally well. The base layer fabric is soft to touch, there are no irritating seams. The length of the base layer is great and is able to be tucked into the bib shorts and does not ride up my back. Compared to my other base layers, I have certainly noticed an improvement in heat distribution, I feel the base layer provides better cooling. I wear medium size in Rapha jerseys, thus I purchased the medium size which fits perfectly. I'm 177cm and 78kgs.
Date published: 2016-11-10
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I am 182 cm and weighting 85kg, what size would you recommend?

Asked by: avaugeois
Hi, please do refer to the sizing guide for fit measurements.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-06-30

How often do is it recommended to wash this garment on very light rides (commuting) I have noticed no oder even after several days. I don't want to ruin it in the wash every night or permanent body mold                                

Asked by: Rick rick
Hi, this is very much a personal preference and as such we do not have any specific recommendation as long as the care label is followed when washing.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-10-16
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