The yellow jersey winner may take all, but the contest over its green counterpart often delivers the more explosive victories, neck-and-neck displays of incredible power sometimes determined by the timing of a bike throw alone. This year, though Cav, Kittel, Kristoff, and company have put on admirable displays of speed, the green is Sagan’s to lose. Earned through his dominance of the overall points classification and of the entire peloton throughout the Tour, the green represents the savviest, not the fastest sprinter. It’s hard not to indulge in a sprint fantasy or two during the heady weeks of the Tour, so we collaborated with Castelli to create the Sprinter Jersey 3.0 to give a nod to the inspiration the fight for green gives us each year.
Adding Competitive-exclusive graphics atop Castelli’s expertly crafted Team Jersey lends the Sprinter 3.0 the functionality of a favorite training jersey. Castelli uses its Procool Plus polyester to construct the main body, adding a Prosecco treatment to help the jersey more efficiently pull moisture away from your skin as you sweat on long summer training rides.
Classic Castelli fit elements make their appearance in the Sprinter 3.0, though the jersey doesn’t follow as much of a contoured race fit as it does a streamlined training silhouette, with sleeves oriented slightly forward and a shorter cut equipping it to find the ideal position once you’re in the saddle.
A few expected, but still welcome, extras like a full-length front zipper and three roomy rear pockets address the goals of keeping you cool and well-fed during the course of your ride. They’re especially welcome additions on the days you decide to put yourself through your own grueling sprint finish, just to see what you can do.
- Ride inspired by the green jersey competitors
- CC-exclusive graphics atop a versatile Castelli jersey
- Light, stretchy fabric follows a slim silhouette
- Prosecco treatment improves moisture transfer to keep you dry
- Elastic waistband prevents jersey from moving around
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I am very happy with this jersey. Great price for a good mid-weight to light jersey. The fit is true to size. The sleeves are just a little bit longer than others I have. Pockets are nice and not too deep so it's easy to get supplies out as you're riding. The pattern is sharp and the colors are bright. Looks great with my Mojito helmet! Only suggestion would be to add a little grip strip to the waistband. Will buy again.