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Gore Wear introduces Fabian Cancellara signature series kit

New kit lines designed with the legendary rider’s input

Gore Fabian Cancellara

Gore Wear has teamed up with its most important ambassador, Olympic and world champion – and all-round cycling legend – Fabian Cancellara to launch a signature Cancellara Collection.

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The custom line includes eight items split across three existing product collections. Gore says it took the “preferences and insight” of Cancellara to create the styling and apply it to products in the C7, C5 and C3 ranges.

The signature kit is centred around a heptagon shape, with its seven sides significant to Cancellara for a number of reasons: his total number of Spring Classics victories, his Tour de France Prologue win on 7/7/2007, and the shape of a cobblestone, the roughly paved secteurs of northern Europe being somewhere he excelled.

The heptagon is subtly printed on the products, as well as appearing on small details such as the zippers. Cancellara chose an orbit blue colour scheme throughout.

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Cancellara Collection C7 products

Gore says that Cancellara paid particular attention to the design of the five C7 products. This is a race-orientated range that the Swiss man helped the brand develop from the ground up.

C7 Cancellara race bib shorts

Gore's C7 Cancellara bib shorts.
Gore’s C7 Cancellara bib shorts.

The C7 Cancellara race bib shorts feature Gore Wear’s central torso architecture, woven four-way stretch material and Windstopper cup technology around the groin

  • Designed for warm weather
  • 3D pre-shaped Expert Race seat insert with Gore Windstopper cup
  • Four-way stretch fabric
  • Central torso architecture keeps chamois in place
  • Inseam length 23.5cm/9.3in
  • Radio pocket on the rear of the bibs
  • Reflective details
  • Silicone leg grippers create snug fit at thigh without restricting movement
  • Wide and flat bibs with highly breathable material keep shorts in place
  • 175g claimed weight
  • £229.99 RRP

C7 Cancellara race jersey

The Cancellara signature C7 Race Jersey
The Cancellara signature C7 Race Jersey.

The Cancellara race jersey is lightweight, compact and made of woven four-way stretch material.

  • Designed for warm weather
  • 124g claimed weight
  • Flat seam sleeves
  • Full-length zip with zipper garage
  • Grip elastic at waist hem to ensure a snug fit
  • Modern, aero road cycling fit with lengthened sleeves and dropped tail
  • Reflective details
  • Secure zip pocket on rear for keys or valuables
  • Shaped collar at back of neck
  • £179.99 RRP

C7 Gore-Tex ShakeDry Cancellara Stretch Jacket

The Cancellara signature C7 Race Jersey
The Cancellara signature C7 Race Jersey.

This ShakeDry jacket is constructed using Gore’s proven ShakeDry technology and features the signature Cancellara collection detailing throughout.

  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Designed for cool weather with a stretch fit
  • Packable
  • 162g claimed weight
  • Reflective details
  • Back zip pocket
  • Long back
  • £319.99 RRP

C7 Cancellara Socks

Gore Cancellara socks
The C7 Cancellara Collection socks are cut low. Opinions differ on the correct height for road cycling socks but we can’t help but feel this errs on the side off too short.

The socks are super thin with a low cuff height and match the rest of the collection.

  • 9 cm/3.5in cuff
  • Heptagon Jacquard knit structure
  • Grip band around mid-foot to keep sock in place
  • Mesh construction to aid cooling and moisture management
  • 25g claimed weight
  • £17.99 RRP

C7 Cancellara Short Pro Gloves

Gore Cancellara Collection gloves
Gore Cancellara Collection gloves.
  • Designed for warm weather
  • 18g claimed weight
  • £29.99 RRP

Cancellara Collection C5 and C3 products

Three of Gore Wear’s best-selling cycling products receive the Cancellara Collection touch at a lower price point than the above race-focused kit.

C5 Cancellara Bib Shorts+

Gore Cancellara C5 bib shorts
Gore’s C5 range is some of its best selling cycling kit, now there’s a Cancellara signature version.
  • Designed for warm weather
  • 182g claimed weight
  • Gore Windstopper Cup Technology: highly breathable, pre-formed windproof front for optimum comfort
  • Full mesh bib construction for optimum fit and breathability
  • Inseam length 26cm/10in
  • Reflective details
  • Flat hem provides optimum fit and comfort
  • Highly functional material blend for optimum comfort, high breathability and quick drying time
  • Optimised seam placement for comfort
  • £89.99 RRP

C5 Cancellara Jersey

Gore C5 Cancellara Jersey
The less pricey C5 Cancellara Jersey.
  • Designed for warm weather
  • 163g claimed weight
  • Full zip
  • Highly breathable fabrics
  • Modern, aero road cycling fit: lengthened sleeves and dropped tail
  • Reflective details
  • Zippered stash pocket for your valuables
  • Three-compartment back pockets for easy access
  • Comfort fit jersey
  • £79.99 RRP

C3 Cancellara Mid Socks

Gore Cancellara socks Mid C3
The C3-level socks gain a little extra height.
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  • 34g claimed weight
  • 18 cm/7.1in sock height from ankle
  • Grip band around mid-foot to keep sock in place
  • Mesh construction to aid cooling and moisture management
  • Toe and heel protection
  • £12.99 RRP