Rapha + Palace
Cycling meets skateboarding to produce a collaboration unlike any other for EF Pro Cycling at the 2020 Giro d’Italia.05 October 2020
In this strangest of cycling seasons, nothing is as it seems. With the calendar turned on its head and the youngest riders winning the oldest races; it’s time for more twists and turns at this October’s Giro d’Italia.
Since returning to the men’s pro peloton two years ago, Rapha has designed to disrupt. In a sport renowned for its lengthy rule book and chaotic calendar, we’ve shone a light on new faces, and unorthodox races. But for a truly fresh perspective on the sport, we’ve teamed up with a company that is alien to cycling’s aesthetic, oblivious to its origins, and untrained in its traditions.
In collaboration with Palace Skateboards, we’ve created a limited edition switch-out kit for EF Pro Cycling. Instead of mirroring the pink of the race’s maglia rosa, the team’s riders will wear something altogether different. 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. Combining influences from early noughties club culture and video games with a flamboyant colour palette, Palace’s designs are sure to raise eyebrows in the peloton and far beyond.
RAPHA + PALACE
Each garment in the extremely limited Rapha + Palace collection – available exclusively early to members of the Rapha Cycling Club – is based on a product from our Pro Team range, as used by EF Pro Cycling in elite-level competition. To browse the rest of the Pro Team collection, click below.
Our collaboration with Palace was just the latest in a long line of cross-culture link-ups at the Rapha Cycling Club, and it won’t be the last. To find out more about our upcoming collaborations and the raft of other member benefits, click here.