Cannondale, Rapha & Palace Skateboards teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind design for the EF Pro Cycling team. This years Giro d’Italia take place in October, as you probably noticed? During this very strange year, thanks to the COVID pandemic, an unusual collaboration between brands can create something fresh?
Cannondale has provided three elite level race bikes fleet for the EF Pro Cycling Team . The Cannondale SystemSix, the SuperSix EVO and the SuperSlice got a smashing painting designed by Palace Skateboards. Normally the EF Pro Cycling team has a magnolia pink bike and color matching outfit. In this years Giro d’Italia they look ‘a bit’ different. These unique framesets were produced exclusively for the eight-rider roster at the Giro d’Italia.
Rapha has returned two years ago to the Pro Men Cycling peloton and made designed to disrupt. This years Giro d’Italia the EF Pro Cycling team will also wear something different from Rapha. And it’s not just the team’s kit that has undergone an overhaul. Everything from their casualwear and helmets to the bus and the bikes have been redesigned for the Italian grand tour. The off-bike collection includes T-shirt, Long Sleeve T-shirt, Cap, Hoodie, Oxford Shirt and Palace GORE-TEX Jacket.
Palace Skateboards design
Palace Skateboards, founder Lev Tanju knows how to work with other teams. In fact he said the following about this collaboration between his brand and the others.
“When I think of Cannondale, I just think of my best mate’s brother we all looked up to’s bike! And how much I wanted one.”founder Lev Tanju
Reebok, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Evisu and Juventus football team are on the list of their collabs. To give a little inside view on how the bicycle design came into place below a short video.