The Chpt3 Onemorelap 1.22 Short Sleeve Jersey is made of a cross-dyed polyester that creates a natural hand while keeping you dry. The inspiration was taken from a picture of Greg Lemond wearing the Tour de France maillot jaune that hangs in the Castelli office, the moment I saw it I realised it was the look we were looking for, only with a 21st-century twist.
It was the cut of that jersey that stood out immediately, it had a shape that the majority of modern jerseys no longer have. It looked like a race jersey without looking like it had been painted on to the skin, I wanted us to create a jersey that had a cut that gave it a bit more of a classic shape without compromising performance. In order to achieve this, we had to find a fabric that could hold the shape yet still deliver the performance. The high wicking fabric we chose not only offers top performance but also feels more luxurious and comfortable than the pure performance race jerseys I had grown used to as a professional.
This does not mean to say it doesn’t share any of the construction methods of the race-ready jerseys, the most obvious is the waist band, a panel that was originally (and remains) an integral part of the fastest Castelli aero jerseys. We have relaxed the arm a little, given a slightly sharper shoulder line, and added a zip-up pocket for valuables inside the rear right-hand pocket; those rear pockets also share the curvature cut of the aero jersey pockets.
The full-length zip on the front of the jersey is slightly heavier and more industrial in feel than the lightweight zip used on the 1.21 Jersey and 1.71 Body Warmer, again, to offer a different feeling, it has a slightly more solid and classical feel to it, yet looks modern and clean.
The 1.22 Jersey comes in the three colours, for now, the Outer Space blue, the Cream (coded 911 as we saw the colour on a Singer Porsche and liked it so much we tried to replicate it), and the limited ‘Roubaix’ finish line graphic design.
18 years as a professional, over a thousand days racing under my belt, and yet there was one day’s racing I’d never completed: Paris-Roubaix. In my final year, 2014, it was one of my primary objectives, to finish that is. 257km, 28 cobbled sections totalling nearly 60km, and two laps of a velodrome. I did it all, apart from the last lap. I stood in the middle of that most famous of velodromes, helmet off, knocking back a Fanta, face covered in dirt, feeling a bit of a hero. Until my wife told me I had one more lap to do. ONE MORE LAP? That pretty much summed up my final year, it wasn't exactly a blaze of glory. Still, I love that race, and when it came to finding inspiration for a new interpretation of our classic base layer there was only one classic worth representing, the queen of them all.
- Traditional inset sleeve cut with a modern cross-dyed high wicking fabric
- Full-length zipper lined with internal flap
- Sublimated over-print - on the shoulder of Outer Space colourway, all-over print on NoveUndici colourway
- Woven Roubaix finish line and CHPT3 labels
- 3 external pockets plus zippered key pocket
- Black reflective piping at hem
In 2015, the Chpt3 project provided the newly-retired David Millar, and designer Richard Pearce, with the opportunity to work alongside long-time sponsors to create something truly different and exclusive. A collaboration with Castelli launched the brand; a collection of lovingly designed cycling garments that fuse the latest material technology with a sartorial elegance opposed to the billboard stylings of the peloton. The result is the ultimate in both performance cyclewear and coffee-stop chic.
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