High-wicking base layer for hard summer riding
A base layer created for riding in warm to hot conditions and informed by elite-level athletes. 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, race fit.
The new chartreuse short sleeve version has the phrase ‘SOMETIMES YOU’RE THE HAMMER, SOMETIMES YOU’RE THE NAIL’ across the chest - the words uttered by an exhausted Geraint Thomas after Stage 17 of the 2015 Tour de France, a day that saw him arrive home 22-minutes after the stage winner. “I was a cheapy little Ikea one today. It was terrible,” he added.
The black short sleeve version has the slogan 'NOUS MARCHONS À LA DYNAMITE', the words of Henri Pelissier, the 1923 winner of the Tour de France, who was describing how racers of his era were fuelled by an explosive concoction of stimulants. The pink short-sleeve version of the base layer reads, “SE FRENI, NON VINCI”, a phrase uttered by Mario Cipollini which perfectly 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.” Road.cc
“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.”