High-wicking base layer for hard summer riding
A base layer for riding in warm to hot conditions informed by elite-level racing, with an open mesh body offering exceptional breathability and moisture transfer and stretch side panels to create a perfect, contoured fit.
New for this season is a chartreuse sleeveless version embellished with ‘ALLUMER LA MÈCHE’ or ‘light the fuse’, a French cycling expression referring to an explosive attack. The black sleeveless version reads 'LA TÊTE ET LES JAMBES', the title of a book written by Henri Desgrange, the founding father of the Tour de France, and the white version has ‘UNA SCALATA SUPERBA’ or ‘a superb climber’ on the chest - from the front page Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper after Fausto Coppi’s heroic ascent of the Passo dello Stelvio in the 1953 Giro.
The pink sleeveless version features the slogan: ‘N’ONT-ILS PAS DES AILES?’, the words of Tour founder Henri Desgrange upon seeing three riders conquer the Galibier for the first time in 1911: “Do they have wings, these men who have risen to heights that even eagles wouldn’t dare go?”
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.” Cycleboredom.com