Three-time Canadian and Pan American Cyclo-cross champion, Maghalie Rochette, has collaborated with Rapha on a third limited-edition collection of Pro Team race wear.
The all-new print and color palette is inspired by a unique interplay: Rochette’s heightened pre-race emotions with her experience of synesthesia (the association of words with colors), Rapha wrote in a press release.
Rochette chose seven emotions that reflect her mindset for preparing for a race. She then assigned a color to each of the emotions, which include calm, happiness, focus, aggression, excitement, awareness, and confidence.
The new collection includes the Pro Team Aero Jersey and Pro Team Training Jersey, both available in men’s and women’s, plus Pro Team Socks, Cap, and Lightweight Snood. Designed for training and racing, Pro Team products are “ultralight and aerodynamic for the fastest rides and races, as worn by pro cyclists,” Rapha claimed.
“Looking down at this kit while racing helps me channel the emotions associated with each of those colors and create the ideal racing mindset,” Rochette said in the press release.
Taking a deeper dive into her emotional racing metric, Maghalie has also launched a podcast where each episode is dedicated to one of these emotions, discussing them with a different athlete each week.
The (more muted) men’s Pro Team Training Jersey
The multicolored Pro Team Aero Jersey offers a beautiful mix of muted pastels. It costs $215 MSRP. The Pro Team Training Jersey, which comes in some less eye-catching hues, will set you back quite a bit less, at $135. For a pair of spiffy, dark-colored socks (with sweat-wicking material, of course), you’ll pay out $25.
But you know what would be really sweet? The cap and the snood match the color design of the Aero Jersey, so if you really want to hit the road looking stylish, you can nab the cap for another $25 and the neck warmer for $23.
With that ensemble, the primary emotion you’ll be feeling is probably just cool as hell.
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