That first day at team camp is like IKEA for cyclists. Colors that first appear conflicting when strewn out across the floor of the service course suddenly come into order as we build the machines and test the clothing; info on seemingly-obscure items are provided and soon become an everyday affair for training and racing; and after a long winter of training, riders begin to forge friendships that will last the season and hopefully beyond. Before you know it, thanks to the help of the team's magical behind-the-scenes elves, our herd of shuffling pedal pushers emerge under a beaming backlight and over a drifting cloud of fake white smoke to appear on stage as the next clan of spandex-clad, crime fighters; the narrator all along describing how we will defeat the next daunting challenge that the world throws at our feet. Well maybe not quite crime-fighting but you get the idea.
Anyways...team camp isn't quite here but the raw materials are starting to pile into the service course in Winstom-Salem, North Carolina. I myself will be heading down to live in Athens, Georgia on the first of February and am super amped to get my wintered hands on these fresh items. I'm also super stoked to get this jersey out and about! A big thank you to Champion System clothing and Winsor Creative for cooking up this stellar design.