Cannondale, Rapha, and POC joined forces with Palace Skateboards to make the Education First (EF) Pro Cycling team’s 2020 Giro d’Italia package — and turned some heads in the method.
Now, The Pro’s Closet will raffle off one of many few original Cannondale SuperSix EVO’s from the race. The bike is the grand prize, and the matching Rapha team jersey and POC team helmet go to the runner up.
What’s on the block? Cannondale x Palace x EF Pro Cycling gear
James Whelan rode the bike for EF Pro Cycling in 2020. While he crashed in stage 2, the outcomes for EF and the Cannondale SuperSix had been so much higher. New signing Ruben Guerreiro gained the blue jersey because the race’s greatest climber. And Whelan’s bike seems to be to be tip-top now — all the way down to the brash cartoon duck insignia from Palace.
The story goes that the team developed the package to face out in the peloton with out leaning on its traditional purple-and-pink loadout. Seeking distinction from the general chief’s pink jersey, they put collectively the gaudy design, which BikeRumor previously called “completely bonkers.”
Whoever wins the public sale will get one in a measurement medium, together with a (extra understated) EF Pro Cycling POC Ventral Air Spin Helmet.
EF’s 2020 Giro d’Italia bikes had been additionally aesthetically quieter than the jerseys, however nonetheless popped due to the graphics. Cannondale splattered SuperSix EVO, SystemSix, and SuperSlice TT bikes with graphics to match the Rapha assortment.
The 56cm Cannondale SuperSix EVO on the block has high-spec digital shifting and disc braking due to its Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 11-speed groupset. Its carbon tubeless suitable wheels are Vision SC 55’s. On the open market, you’d pay 5 grand on the low finish for the groupset and wheels alone.
To get in the raffle, you don’t need to pay wherever near that. But you’ll in all probability need to get astronomically fortunate. The Pro’s Closet limits entries to at least one per particular person. Cost? $10.
The raffle can be stay for precisely every week. It begins this Thursday, March 17, at 12 p.m. EDT, and ends on the identical time on March 24.
It’s exhausting to say whether or not entrants will quantity in the hundreds, a whole lot of hundreds, hundreds of thousands or just about some other quantity of people that caught the Cannondale x EF x Palace buzz two years in the past.
For EF Pro Cycling followers or anybody who couldn’t take their eyes off that brightly festooned team, although, the price of entry figures to be a pittance.