Double world champion Anna van der Breggen launched her own range of cycling clothing on the eve of the Olympics.
After years of riding in the clothes of the team’s sponsors, according to the press release, the Dutchwoman felt it was time to do something different. âI wanted to create a kit that was not only high quality, but also something that I really love to wear,â she said.
The illustrations on the kit are the work of the Dutch graphic designers Beeldbazen. It’s in their branded graphic style with bold contrasting colors – they have big clients including ABN Amro and EY – and the result is a stylish kit that is reminiscent of EF’s “Euphoria” Giro kit. Education First by Rapha.
The brand is very discreet with just “Anna” printed on one sleeve.
According to the press release, Van der Breggen herself selected the highest quality specialist clothing for the collection. The press release does not specify which jersey it is, but it does look like the model Specialized used in its “In Layers” collection.
Specialized is the bike and clothing sponsor of Van der Breggen’s team, SD Worx.
According to the press release, cycling clothing is one of the projects Van der Breggen worked on in his last year as a professional athlete.
Another is his book which was published last month, Mijn Leven buy het Erepodium (My life behind the podium).
Van der Breggen said: âIt’s wonderful to see that the sport is becoming more and more popular and that so many people are getting on the bike. Good clothes make cycling much more comfortable, which also means more fun. And with this kit, you are also beautiful.
The set consists of a pair of bib shorts, a jersey and a set of matching socks and is available for men and women in the Van der Breggen online shop. Items can be purchased separately and will be available worldwide. A second design will be launched later this year.
The jersey is priced at â¬ 114.90, the bib shorts at â¬ 169.90 and the socks at â¬ 22.90, or all three items can be purchased for â¬ 279.90.