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Rapha debuts new Pro Team Aero Jersey: Fast, comfortable and lightweight

Rapha debuts new Pro Team Aero Jersey: Fast, comfortable and lightweight

On Wednesday Rapha announced the launch of its new SS24 Pro Team collection. Rapha says the new jersey has undergone years of design, testing, and development to achieve the ultimate competitive advantage. Using aerodynamics and lightweight construction the Pro Team range is specifically crafted for the rigors of the most challenging pro races in the world.

Leading the charge in this collection is the enhanced Pro Team Aero Jersey, designed for optimal aerodynamic performance, comfort, and versatility. Rapha proudly asserts that this jersey stands as their fastest creation to date.

Rapha has incorporated substantial improvements through wind tunnel analysis and input from EF Pro Cycling, customers, and riders. The sleeve and shoulder design have undergone a thorough revamp, incorporating Rapha’s Italian Clima fabric. This proprietary material achieves an ideal balance of stretch and compression, conforming to the rider’s body to minimize drag and elevate overall performance.

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The Pro Team Aero Jersey has already been used on the professional circuit, including on the back of Alison Jackson, the current national road champion and rider for EF Education-Cannondale. She wore the jersey during her victory at Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2023.

“The ABC’S of Rapha’s Pro Team Aero jersey is Aero Begets Champions,” Jackson said.”The fit is fast and comfortable”

Beyond its enhanced aerodynamic advantages, the Pro Team Aero Jersey stands out for its exceptional lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying qualities, making it perfect for hot riding conditions. The low-cut collar prevents neck irritation, and the revamped Pro Team branding introduces a touch of refined style. Additionally, the extended zip placket serves to safeguard shorts from abrasion, ensuring a comfortable and trouble-free ride.

Another Canadian on EF Education-Cannondale, Magdeleine Vallieres, said she likes the improvements.

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“I really like that there is more aero material on the shoulder and arm than the previous version. It feels fast while still being super comfortable,” Vallieres, who had her first pro victory at Trofeo Palma in January. “I also like the addition of the elastic in the pocket, it makes it extra safe, even on rough terrain! It also looks great! I think it is super important to feel and look great when going out for a…

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