Celebrate Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia with this limited edition Franciacorta Jersey On the 23rd May Stage 17 is a little lumpy but nothing that will upset the sprinters who survived the weekend. The stage finishes on a 20-km final circuit at the town of Iseo on the shores of Lake Iseo and is all but guaranteed to end in a bunch sprint. So on paper this probably isn't going to be a classic stage or even an important day in the battle for the Maglia Rosa - What makes this stage so special is we cross the Franciacorta region.
Cycling fans are probably unaware of the name and other than a proximity to Lombardy, its probably not on your radar.
However Franciacorta is a style of wine named after this region it is also Italy's first wine to be produced in the classic "champagne" method of second fermentation in the bottle this is an Italian classic far superior to the now ubiquitous Prosseco.
The wines, from this region are made from just 3 grape varieties - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot blanc grapes, and the stage will wind its way among the soft sunny hillsides smothered in ancient vineyards. Its sure to be a visually stunning stage and maybe the peloton will be as relaxed and bubbly as the wine.
This classy wine and beautiful landscape deserves a classy jersey and Scuro Blu (sounds so much more romantic than Dark Blue) Jersey with discrete pink detailing is pure class - buy it today and then head over to Franciacorta and embark on a cycling tour of the wineries for a taste of La dolce vita.Key Features
- Made up of three SITIP fabrics
- Mesh side panels
- Laser cut sleeves
- YKK Vislon zipper with Castelli scorpion logo
- Mesh silicon waistband with Giro 101 graphic
- Three rear pockets with Castelli drop pocket design
- Castelli Podio fit suitable for a wide range of body shapes
- Sizes S-3XL
- Weight 142 g
- Franciacorta Jersey Castelli comfort range 18-30c
- Franciacorta sparkling wines store at 13-15c best served chilled.
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