Paris-Nice, first run in 1933 is affectionately known as 'The Race to the Sun'. Spanning eight days, this French race has had some prestigious winners, including Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelly and most recently, Geraint Thomas. Mavic, established in 1889, have been supporting professional cycling since 1934.
Post-war, Mavic have been a familiar sight in the peloton, sponsoring some of the world's biggest teams and most decorated riders. When it comes to iconography of the Tour, the yellow Mavic neutral service car is right up there with the Champs-Élysées, and can be spotted supporting riders on some of the sport's biggest stages.
Celebrating their illustrious sporting history and in anticipation of the first European stage race on the professional calendar, Mavic has released their Paris-Nice Collection.
The collection consists of a limited edition short sleeve jersey, cap and new Cosmic Pro II Road Shoe, all adorned with striking graphics and bright and inspirational styling that pays homage to some of the race route's most striking landmarks.
Mavic Cosmic Pro II Limited Edition Paris-Nice Road Shoes
For those who love to climb, new and improved for 2017, the Mavic Cosmic Pro II Paris-Nice Limited Edition Road Shoes feature Mavic Ergo Dials, that allow micro adjustment on the move and a quick release. These dials reduce the chances of pressure points and allow for an all-encompassing, snug fit when combined with the EndoFit Tongue, which Mavic refer to as The Glove Effect.
Exceptionally lightweight, the micro fibre upper is made from a super-fine synthetic material that enhances breathability and makes these shoes ideal for riding in warm weather. Laser perforated holes further enhance air flow.
This shoe bridges the gap between comfort and performance with an OrthoLite insole designed to support the foot. No power will be lost out on the road with the Energy Carbon Outsole, which has an Index Energy Transfer rating of 80, which in layman's terms, is really stiff! This is combined with an Energy Frame that provides a secure foot hold, however intense the ride.
Mavic Cosmic II Limited Edition Paris-Nice Short Sleeve Jersey
Guaranteed to turn heads out on the road, Mavic's Cosmic II Limited Edition Paris-Nice Short Sleeve Jersey is ideal for those long summer days. A vibrant design that uses the same dynamic styling found on the rest of the Paris-Nice range, the jersey doesn't just look good, it is also a highly technical garment.
Made using Ride Wick fabric to offer excellent moisture management, this material, paired with the side ventilation panels, keeps the cool air flowing around your body. Working in tandem this keeps you comfortable and performing at your best.
The full front zip, with staydown puller, is easy to use and allows for further temperature regulation, a welcome feature on those blistering hot Alpine climbs.
This construction also provides a close, performance fit and eliminates flapping. The silicone elastic around the waist keeps the garment in place, even when the three rear pockets are loaded up with your ride essentials.
Reflective highlights make this a practical jersey for use in low light conditions, so you'll still be visible on the road should you be caught out.
Mavic Roadie II Limited Edition Paris-Nice Cap
As iconic cycling garments go, the trusty cap is one of our favourites. The Mavic Roadie II Limited Edition Paris-Nice Cap allows you to express your style, yet it is also practical, keeping the sun's rays at bay and rain out of your eyes.
Following the Paris-Nice design, this cap exudes class and uses a lightweight, breathable open mesh construction to keep you cool when the hammer is down. The fast-drying material is combined with a wicking sweatband, which is elasticated to ensure the perfect fit.