EF Education-EasyPost unveils special Tour de France kit

The collaboration between Rapha and Palace Skateboards will be worn by both the men's and women's teams at this year's Tours.

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EF Education-EasyPost and EF Education-Tibco-SVB will wear a special kit designed in collaboration with Rapha and Palace Skateboards at this summer’s Tours de France.

The pink remains but with an added pair of dragons (we’re pretty sure they’re dragons) as well as the female symbol behind the sponsor logos to mark the return of the Tour de France Femmes.

It’s out with the ducks that defined the 2020 Giro d’Italia kit as the helmet features a green trim and the jagged edge of the dragon character’s scales, with the men wearing this kit across three weeks from Copenhagen to Paris before the women take over for their week of racing.

“The changeout is our way of celebrating women in sport and the Tour de France Femmes. It’s wild, it’s bold, and it’s an exciting time for the cycling world and long overdue,” said Jonathan Vaughters, the CEO of the EF Education-EasyPost team. “It’s an honor for our team to race in this kit in advance of the women’s Tour de France. Both races will be incredible, and we’ll fight to keep this kit and its celebratory message at the front of the race this July.”

The riders will be racing new-look Cannondale SystemSix, SuperSlice, and SuperSix EVO too, the latter of which will be sold commercially alongside the POC helmets and Crocs shoes.

“Unique touches extend beyond the obvious elements of the design,” Cannondale said in a press release. “Each SuperSlice incorporates easter eggs for each ride to match their personality and riding style.”

For those wanting to purchase any items, both Rapha + Palace collections will be available through Rapha online, in select Rapha Clubhouses, and through Palace online and in-store. The Cannondale SuperSix EVO frameset will be available through rapha.cc, palaceskateboards.com, and cannondale.com.

All of the Rapha + Palace items will be sold in very limited numbers and to give everyone the best chance of accessing the collection there will be three drops at localised times in the UK, EU, Canada, and the USA, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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