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Rapha - The Laurentian Collection

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(THURSDAY 25TH MARCH) - Three-time Canadian and Pan American cyclocross champion, and a World Cup race winner, Maghalie Rochette is set to unveil her own collection of limited edition racewear in collaboration with Rapha.

As worn by Maghalie in elite level cyclocross competition, the Laurentian collection takes inspiration from her home in the mountains and her off-bike passion for beekeeping.

WOMEN’S LAURENTIAN PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS

As worn by Maghalie Rochette in elite cyclocross competition, this special edition of our race-winning Pro Team Bib Shorts features a design inspired by her hometown in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada and her passion for beekeeping. The upper section of these race-winning bib shorts is made with a lightweight mesh to improve breathability and the high-stretch panels over the shoulders create a stable fit for riders of all heights. The shorts are made with a high-stretch, lightweight Lycra which is compressive, allowing for an optimized race fit. Extra-wide, low-profile, silicone grippers give added stability and distribute pressure to avoid bunching. The dual density chamois is designed to provide support with minimal bulk and features quick-drying foam ensuring maximum comfort. A subtle racer’s pocket keeps your valuables safe while the bee is a subtle nod to Maghalie’s favorite off bike pastime.

RRP: CAD $365, USD $270

MEN’S LAURENTIAN PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS

This special edition of our race-winning Pro Team Bib Shorts features a design inspired by Maghalie Rochette whose hometown is located in Canada’s Laurentian Mountains. The upper section of these race-winning bib shorts is made with a lightweight mesh to improve breathability and the high-stretch panels over the shoulders create a stable fit for riders of all heights. The shorts are made with a high-stretch, lightweight Lycra which is compressive, allowing for an optimized race fit. Extra-wide, low-profile, silicone grippers give added stability and distribute pressure to avoid bunching. The dual density chamois is designed to provide support with minimal bulk and features quick-drying foam ensuring maximum comfort. A subtle racer’s pocket keeps your valuables safe while the bee is a subtle nod to Maghalie’s favorite off bike pastime.

RRP: CAD $365, USD $270

LAURENTIAN PRO TEAM AERO JERSEY (MEN’S & WOMEN’S)

This special edition Pro Team Aero Jersey, as worn by Maghalie Rochette in elite level cyclocross racing, is inspired by the Laurentian Mountains of Canada where she lives and trains.

On the front of the jersey, smooth fabrics aid the flow of air away from the frontal area while a textured fabric on the upper arm adds an extra aerodynamic advantage. The back panel's sleek material has a directional nape – smooth in one direction, rough in the other – to minimize drag with a figure-hugging fit.

The front zip has an extended placket to protect your bib shorts when you’re tucked tight in the drops while a bonded tape ensures filled pockets are secure. Breathable mesh inside keeps the lower back cool and there’s a zipped valuables pocket to keep your essentials safe no matter how hard you’re riding.

RRP: CAD $270, USD $195

LAURENTIAN PRO TEAM TRAINING JERSEY (MEN’S & WOMEN’S)

Created in collaboration with three-time Canadian cyclocross champion and Rapha athlete Maghalie Rochette, this special edition jersey features a design inspired by her hometown in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada and her passion for beekeeping.

Made with lightweight, open-structured fabric on the front panels, the jersey wicks sweat efficiently and improves airflow.

On the back, a close-knit fabric provides added sun protection and improves support for fully loaded pockets. A thicker elastic trim on the pockets keeps the contents secure and a gusset at the bottom expands to add extra volume. Wrap around elasticated grippers are positioned on the sleeves and at the hem for a firm but comfortable fit whilst the hem gripper features internal silicone applications with negative space Pro Team logos to keep everything in place. An easy-glide lockable puller on the zip makes it easy to adjust while riding.

RRP: CAD $160, USD $115

LAURENTIAN CAP

Inspired by and named for the mountains that overlook her hometown, the Laurentian Cap was created for Canadian cyclocross star Maghalie Rochette. With a design inspired by the mountain she grew up in and her passion for keeping bees, the cap is made entirely of lightweight, breathable cotton. The classic quartered design features an elasticated band at the back for a secure fit while a moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial tape lines the inside of the brim to keep you fresh. Fitting neatly under your helmet, the cap also folds easily into a pocket for coffee stops.

RRP: CAD $30, USD $20

LAURENTIAN PRO TEAM SOCKS

Inspired by the mountains that overlook Maghalie’s hometown and her love of beekeeping, this breathable pair of Pro Team Socks designed for racing and training in a wide range of conditions. Made with nylon fabric, the socks wick sweat efficiently and stay in position during your toughest efforts. With a breathable mesh upper, the award-winning socks are perfect for high-intensity riding or racing. Added elastane in the fabric provides more stretch and the regular-length cuff offers improved support.

RRP: CAD $30, USD $20

LAURENTIAN LIGHTWEIGHT SNOOD

The design of this lightweight, soft snood is inspired by Laurentian Mountains where three time Canadian cyclocross champion and World Cup race winner Maghalie Rochette lives and trains. When she’s not on the bike, Maghalie is an avid beekeeper so our limited edition design features a bee’s stinger as well as nods to her Canadian heritage. Created to keep body heat in and cold air out, the snood is a staple for any riders’ kit. Made with PrimaLoft®, an insulating thermal yarn, you can keep your neck warm by wearing the snood as a collar, pull it over your nose for coverage against high winds, or wear it as a headband.

RRP: CAD $30, USD $20

LAURENTIAN BUCKET HAT

More than any other discipline within cycling, cyclocross is made for the fans. This bucket hat is for fans of three-time Canadian champion and World Cup race winner Maghalie. With a limited edition design inspired by the mountains she grew up in and her passion for keeping bees, the hat is made of breathable cotton. Embroidered eyelets provide extra ventilation while a wide brim keeps the sun, wind and rain from your eyes so you can keep cheering no matter what the weather.

RRP: CAD $45, USD $35

LAURENTIAN BIDON

Staying hydrated is key when on the bike, particularly when riding hard between the tape. This special edition bidon was designed for cyclocross star Maghalie Rochette, inspired by her favourite hobby off the bike: beekeeping. The bottle has an ergonomic grip making it easy to grab while in motion. The main body is made with a taste-free, BPA-free plastic with an easy to-open, leak-proof cap.

RRP: CAD $22, USD $12

About Rapha

Rapha was established in 2004 to address a need for stylish, high performance cycling clothing. It now provides products for every cyclist and continues to push the boundaries of innovation in cycle wear. Alongside this, Rapha has cultivated a global community of passionate riders who come together as members of the Rapha Cycling Club (RCC), the largest club of its kind in the world. Rapha’s retail model and unique brand values come to life in its many rides and events and global network of Clubhouses that combine retail, cafés and cycling culture all under the same roof.

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