Desire: Mavic Limited Edition Paris-Nice Collection

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As the 75th edition of Paris-Nice gets underway, neutral service giants Mavic release special edition kit as an ode to their favourite race.

Photographs: Mavic

For the 75th running of Paris-Nice, the Race to the Sun, neutral service icon Mavic has released a special jersey, shoe and racing cap to celebrate its favourite race.


Paris-Nice, Race to the Sun: see Marshall Kappel’s stunning images in Rouleur 17.2. 


The kit boasts an impressive design, with eye catching illustrations and caricatures eluding to the race’s illustrious history.

A complex layering of symbols makes the kit altogether striking and quite overwhelming. However, on closer inspection more details emerge.

The design showcases Mavic’s most recognisable characteristics, in particular its service course with intertwining illustrations of chains, chainrings, wheels, cassettes and what not.


Is the devil a nod to Didi Senft? Perhaps, however we can find no nod towards more infamously diabolical Paris-Nice moments such as The Badger’s 1984 scrap with striking workers.

Through their yellow-clad cars and motorcycles, Mavic have provided technical service to races for 44 years.


Even though Paris-Nice has in recent years been plagued by particularly bad weather, Mavic are confident in its La Course au Soleil adage: all this limited edition kit is strictly for summer weather only.

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