Rapha + Palace

Not one race but two. Not three weeks but four. There’s something special coming at this year’s Tour.

28 June 2022

High speed and high stakes, big risks and bigger rewards. Contracts on the line, careers to be made and, of course, cycling’s most prestigious prize to be won. But this year there’s something different…

For the first time since the 80s, the party doesn’t stop in Paris and women as well as men will be on the startline at the world’s biggest bike race. It’s a seminal moment for our sport, one that makes this race more than just another Tour de France. Now that everyone is invited, this is all set to be a Tour de Force.

To celebrate the madness and the majesty of the Tour de Force, we’ve partnered once again with Palace Skateboards to create a limited edition switch-out kit for the riders of EF Education-TIBCO-SVB and EF Education-EasyPost. And it’s not just the team’s kit that has undergone an overhaul.

Everything from their off-bike casualwear to the bikes have been given a makeover for four weeks of all-out racing in France. And while the teams’ signature pink remains, the message is clear. Without a women’s race, there can be no Tour de Force.

As with all Palace launches, this collection is extremely limited. To shop the collection you will have to sign into your Rapha account. If you do not have an account, sign up for free here. To give you the best chance of accessing the collection, there will be three localised drops online at rapha.cc at the following times:


- Friday, 15th July - 11am BST


for customers in the UK, EU, Canada and Korea

- Friday, 15th July - 11am EST

for customers in the USA (excluding Canada)

- Saturday, 16th July - 11am JST


for customers in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Korea)