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  • Desire: Sportful BodyFit Pro Light Jersey

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    One for the weight weenies, Sportful have made a jersey so light riding along you’ll feel nothing but the breeze

    Photographs: Sean Hardy
    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

    Peter Sagan won the green jersey for the sixth time at this year’s Tour de France, a record equalling sextet that Erik Zabel had held onto since 2001. Sagan’s now a three-time World Champion. Only a handful of others have shared that accolade with him: Alfredo Binda, Rik Van Steenbergen, Óscar Freire and Eddy Merckx. Can anyone remember when he last wore a jersey in his team colours? You’re forgiven if you can’t; it’s been a while.

     

    It’s also been a while since the sport has seen anyone like Sagan. With Classics wins in the spring, back-to-back-to-back World Championship victories and the Tour in the middle, “a man for all seasons” would sum him up nicely (if that moniker hadn’t already gone to Sean Kelly).

     

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    Similarly, his kit sponsor at Bora-Hansgrohe, Sportful, has jerseys for all seasons. We’ve previously covered the BodyFit Classics and Pro Evo jersey, but Sagan and his teammates opted for the Pro Light jersey in July.

    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

    Here’s why. The Sportful BodyFit Pro Light jersey is specifically designed for warm temperatures as it offers maximum breathability. The jersey has a racer approved ergonomic fit with lazer cut arm cuffs and is made from a quick drying fabric which wicks sweat away from the wearer. And it has a nice collar.

     

    The jersey isn’t exclusive to the pro peloton. Neither is it solely for the tarmac melting temperatures of Alps. It might not be a jersey for all seasons, but in this heat wave, it’s very much one for the season.
    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

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    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

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    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018

    Sportful Light Jersey, Rouleur Desire, April 2018