SANTINI OFFICIAL CLOTHING PROVIDER OF THE 2017 TOUR DOWN UNDER

We are happy to announce that we will be partnering once again with the Tour Down Under in 2017. The popularity of the Australian stage event has grown considerably in recent seasons and it has been the first event on the international UCI World Tour calendar since 2008. The Tour DownUnder is staged in and around Adelaide and is used as a season-opening testing ground by the cycling greats to hone to their condition for the first spring classics. The 19th edition of the race, which takes place between January 17 and 22 2017, will see Santini return to the podium once again. We will be supplying the three official race leader jerseys: the ochre Leader, the polka-dot King of the Mountain and the red Sprint. Along with the three jerseys, we have also put together a collection of kits to celebrate the race. Each one is dedicated to a different highlight stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under and features matching cap, jersey, shorts and socks.The three kit jerseys designs are customised to reference the different stages they represent: Adelaide, Glenelg and McLaren Vale.

ADELAIDE - The background pattern on the Adelaide jersey, dedicated to the city that hosts the final stage, is designed to resemble the city’s rolling hills with the area’s climbs on the back. The colours chosen (a clever chiaro-scuro contrast against a lime green background) reference the gentle hills of the Adelaide hinterland. The “A” form motif at the back of the neck contains a hill design encircled by 6 cog wheels inspired by the Commonwealth Star and Southern Constellation of theAustralian national flag.

GLENELG - which hosts the start of the third stage, is a historic coastal suburb of Adelaide about half an hour’s ride from the city centre on the legendary Glenelg Tram.The “G” logo at the back of the neck is inspired by the “old gum tree”, now a national monument, beneath which the proclamation declaring South Australia aProvince was enacted on December 28 1836. Nestling between the gentle slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St Vincent beaches.

MCLAREN VALE - Nestling between the gentle slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St Vincent beaches, less than an hour from Adelaide and plays host to the fifth and penultimate stage which could prove pivotal to the final classification. The area is renowned for its excellent wine and is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world.