In 2020, Palace Skateboards and Rapha Cycling teamed up to create kits for the Education First (EF) Pro Cycling team at the Giro d’Italia. The two have reunited in 2022 in celebration of the Tour de France Femmes.

For the first time since the ’80s, both men and women will be participating in the Tour de France, the most prestigious bike race in the world. For this year’s event, Palace and Rapha have create a new limited edition switch-out kit for both the men’s and women’s EF Pro Cycling team.

To mark the historic occasion, the kits come in bright pink and feature a large female symbol across the chest. A cute green dinosaur is the mascot this time around, replacing the duck from the last collab. Palace also designed a full range of team bikes with Cannondale to celebrate the return of women to Le Tour. Each element of the frame design of the SystemSix, SuperSix EVO, and SuperSlice blends seamlessly with the Rapha x Palace kits. Helmets by POC and Crocs footwear have also been decked out with Palace’s distinct designs for the event.

“I’m just thrilled with the kit that Rapha and Palace Skateboards have designed to celebrate the return of the women’s Tour de France. Women’s cycling has been growing steadily over the past couple of decades, but the return of the Tour de France will accelerate this growth and further our search for equality,” says Linda Jackson, the founder and owner of EF Education-TIBCO-SVB. “It’s a true honor to have the EF Education-EasyPost men’s team racing their Tour de France in a jersey that celebrates women’s cycling. It’s been a very long road to get to this point, and all of us, the riders, staff and management, realize the significance of this jersey and will be proud to wear it.”

Check out the new Palace x Rapha EF Pro Cycling Tour de France 2022 kits and Cannondale bikes below. Expect a collection to release within the next couple weeks on the Palace website. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.


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