UAE Team Emirates wear zipless jersey at Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates wear zipless jersey at Tour de France

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

UAE Team Emirates’ clothing supplier Champion Systems has provided the WorldTour team with a zipless jersey for the riders to race in at the 2018 Tour de France.

Designed in an effort to reduce jersey weight and improve aerodynamics, the jersey fabric has been optimised to wick away sweat and keep riders cool without the need for unzipping the jersey, which can massively increase drag while racing and lose watts to the wind.


Essentially an aggressively cut T-shirt, the jersey appears to fit UAE Team Emirates’ riders perfectly and offers an anatomic fit while in a low riding position.

The jersey is paired with regular bib shorts, unlike speed suits, which integrate the shorts into the jersey and do not require straps

Speaking to BikeRadar ahead of stage two of the race, which saw temperatures at the start line of over 30°C, Darwin Atapuma praised the jersey and said he liked the lighter weight and better aerodynamic performance of it.

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