2020 Giro d'Italia Cannondale

Wild Cycling, Skateboard Collab Raffle: Win This One-Off Cannondale Bike & Giro d’Italia Kit

Cannondale, Rapha, and POC joined forces with Palace Skateboards to make the Education First (EF) Pro Cycling team’s 2020 Giro d’Italia kit — and turned some heads in the process.


Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Bikerumor.


Now, The Pro’s Closet will raffle off one of the few original Cannondale SuperSix EVOs from the race. The bike is the grand prize, and the matching Rapha team jersey and POC team helmet go to the runner-up.

What’s on the Block? Cannondale x Palace x EF Pro Cycling Gear

James Whelan rode the bike for EF Pro Cycling in 2020. While he crashed in stage 2, the results for EF and the Cannondale SuperSix were a lot better. New signing Ruben Guerreiro won the blue jersey as the race’s best climber. And Whelan’s bike looks to be tip-top now — down to the brash cartoon duck insignia from Palace.

ef pro cycling palace Cannondale collab

The story goes that the team developed the kit to stand out in the peloton without leaning on its usual purple-and-pink loadout. Seeking distinction from the overall leader’s pink jersey, they put together the gaudy design, which Bikerumor previously called “completely bonkers.”

ef pro cycling palace collab

The runner-up in the auction gets one in a size medium and a (more understated) EF Pro Cycling POC Ventral Air Spin Helmet.

ef pro cycling palace collab

EF’s 2020 Giro d’Italia bikes were also aesthetically quieter than the jerseys but still popped thanks to the graphics. Cannondale splattered SuperSix EVO, SystemSix, and SuperSlice TT bikes with graphics to match the Rapha collection.

The 56cm Cannondale SuperSix EVO on the block has high-spec electronic shifting and disc braking thanks to its Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 11-speed groupset. Its carbon tubeless-compatible wheels are Vision SC 55s. You’d pay $5,000 on the low end for the groupset and wheels alone on the open market.

ef pro cycling palace Cannondale collab

Raffle Details

You don’t have to pay anywhere close to that to get in the raffle. But you will have to get astronomically lucky. The Pro’s Closet limits entries to one per person. Cost? $10.

The raffle will be live for precisely one week. It started Thursday, March 17, at noon EDT and ends at the same time on March 24.

It’s hard to say whether entrants will number in the thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, or any other number of people who caught the Cannondale x EF x Palace buzz 2 years ago.

ef pro cycling palace collab

For EF Pro Cycling fans or anyone who couldn’t take their eyes off that brightly festooned team, the cost of entry is a pittance.

Register here!

cannondale synapse with smartsense
Ride With Radar: Cannondale Debuts 'SmartSense' on New Synapse Road Bike
Cannondale built the latest Synapse to be faster, smoother, and safer for riders of virtually any level. Read more…

Seiji Ishii
By

Seiji Ishii is the climbing and cycling editor at Gear Junkie and has enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor adventure and sports, from participant and competitor to coach and trainer, and finally as an editorial contributor. His interests have spanned cycling, climbing, motorcycling, backpacking, and training for all of it. He has also designed outdoor and off-road motorcycling gear. He lives in Wimberley, TX, with his daughter and a small herd of pets. Read more of his musings at seijisays.com.