The CervÃƒÂ©lo Test Team, featuring defending Tour de France titlist Carlos Sastre and 2005 Green Jersey winner Thor Hushovd, will be rockin’ new aerodynamic clothing from Castelli.
Castelli claims 2/3rds of aerodynamic drag coming from the rider and only 1/3 from the bike, so they designed team clothing dedicated to improving speed and performance Ã¢â‚¬â€œ speed through aerodynamics and reduced weight, but also speed by helping the human body to perform at its maximum potential.
According to Castelli, they are designed to help blood flow to the muscles, to help maintain the body at its optimum operating temperature, and to smooth the air flow around the body in real world situations.
See how much time it shaves off the hour when you read “more”…
They claim the Aero Race Team Jersey (shown at top of story) saves about 12 watts of power at 40 km/h (that’s 24.85mph if you’re counting. -editor), which translates to about 40 seconds per hour compared to all the other teams in the pro peloton. Ã‚Â In other words, it basically wins the Tour for you.
The Aero Race Bibshort features a cutaway front, narrower straps to eliminate the feeling of the straps altogether, no inner leg seams and extra-breathable fabrics. The reduced fabric over the stomach area improves moisture management in a high-sweat area while increasing the ability to breathe deeper from the stomach muscles.
This is how it looks on a ridiculously ripped model. Ã‚Â Castelli does not guarantee it will look as good on you.