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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Santini: we’ve all seen the fantastic ‘fight for pink’ at the Giro d’ Italia and Mark Cavendish winning the red Maglia Rossa points jersey on the very last day.
And Neil Armitage, the lucky winner of the Win a Trip to the Giro competition, got to see the Giro first hand. He followed Stefano Garzelli on his last time trial in a VIP car just behind Mario Cippolini, who was in the team car.
He said: "Many thanks to you all at Fisher Outdoor and Santini for a first class and 'once in a lifetime' (hopefully not!) experience at the Giro D'Italia.
“The experience of following the riders in the Individual Mountain Time Trial was fantastic, and made even better by getting the lucky break of the team car being driven by none other than Mario Cipollini. Truly memorable!
“The fresh pasta and espresso completed a superb couple of days.”
See the video that Neil made of his experience here For more photos and videos, visit Pelican Cycles' Facebook Page.
In the press
Santini got an amazing double-page feature in last week’s The Independent (circulation: 75,603), as well as on the main sports page of the Independent Online.
It tells the history of the famous Stelvio climb, from the world famous engineer Carlo Donegani who designed it, to the 2,500 men who built it as well as the heroes of the Giro who ride it every year.
In other online news, blogger Martin Cox reviewed the Santini Tempo Long Sleeve Jersey and rated it very highly, awarding it a fantastic 10/10 for its looks.
He writes: “Having worn it through several spring showers I can attest to its ability to keep the water off your skin, it will eventually soak through, but the Thermofleece fabric means you should be safe for some time – and it will cope with the brief showers that we are having. For longer periods you will definitely be wanting to take out the rain coat from one of the three elasticated rear pockets.”
Cox adds: “Retailing at around the £70 mark, it’s an excellent item to have in your wardrobe.”