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I am a minimalist, non-Lycra advocate and also a cross country skier. What I've learned over 30+ years is that people tend to initially overdress when starting out on aerobic activity. I decide what to wear by what is comfortable for the weather at hand, and then remove one layer. Or, If I'm a little chilled or uncomfortable to start out, I figure I'm ...


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Pro-teams wear high performance race garments. The last thing a pro-rider wants is to have to wear a jacket which flaps in the wind as this will only serve to slow them down. So not only must the garment be functional - it must be race-cut to a close fitting with no excess material. When the weather turns foul - the favourite of the peloton is the Castelli ...


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For the question you actually ask, about team riders, the answer is that its a personal thing. Keep in mind, though, with a pro rider (any sponsored rider, in fact) that there may be contractual things which require/prevent them from wearing certain things. The range of kit available to them will depend on the depth of the sponsor's pockets. Someone like ...


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I think pro riders wear jerseys. That being said, I usually think about ventilation. Throat and the joints like fingers, knees - get high insulation via scarf, gloves, soft kneepads. The core of the body - which produces a lot of heat - (chest, back)is well ventilated via airflow from the neck of my anorak to the wide opening on the bottom i.e. I don't ...



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