A futuristic theme park set in rural France, Futuroscope’s late-80s aesthetic was the perfect backdrop for the emerging technological presence in pro cycling. The neon jerseys, fluorescent bikes, and vibrant company logos looked right at home framed in the park’s science-fiction landscape. For the 1990 Tour, Futuroscope hosted not only the prologue, but a double-header Grand Départ featuring a 138-kilometre morning race and a 45-kilometre team time trial in the afternoon. “It was like something from space,” said Frans Maassen, winner of stage one and key protagonist in the infamous 10-minute breakaway that would shape that year’s tour.
This special edition Pro Team Training Jersey features design elements honouring those days, complete with sublimated artwork and an iridescent treatment reminiscent of the loud logos that dominated cycling in that era. The jersey is made with a lightweight, open-structured fabric on the front panels for wicking and breathability, while on the back, a close-knit fabric provides added sun protection and improved support for full pockets. A thicker elastic trim on the pockets keeps the contents secure, and a gusset at the bottom expands to add extra volume.