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Fondo is anticipation. The quiet joy of mapping a route, drafting an itinerary and planning an escape. Around the plans relationships are forged, the expectations of a new experience shared and memories started. The love of cycling can take you anywhere and everywhere. Treasured moments and inspiration gained from people, food, landscapes and culture, fuelled by passion and driven by curiosity, Fondo is adventure. Getting close to the open road in far flung places: mountain passes, cobbled ramps, majestic landscapes and feeling each mile under your body. The wind in your face, the sun on your back, the tarmac beneath your wheels. Simple things that can mean so much, Fondo the exhilaration of liberty, independence and the rewards of self-reliance. The satisfaction of the climb, the rush of the descent, the thrill of the finish line. To know cycling is to know the sense of a mission completed, a challenge fulfilled, a job well done, but it’s only ever part of the story. A bike and your ideas can take you places, but it’s the places that leave the mark.

Fondo Gradient Fondo gradient is a collection which celebrates the very essence of Fondo and the beauty of climbing on a road bike. Classic climbs form the cornerstone of bike culture and to celebrate their role, landscapes and history, Fondo gradient has been inspired by three of the most iconic: Passo dello Stelvio; l’Alpe d’Huez and Muur van Geraardsbergen.

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Muur van Geraardsbergen

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conic is the most fitting description for the Muur van Geraardsbergen, not least because its summit is crowned with a chapel. But the Kapelmuur has profound sporting significance, too.

For more than 60 years, the Muur (like Pelé and Elvis, the full title is surplus to requirements) was a feature of arguably the greatest one-day race in professional cycling: the Tour of Flanders. Axed from the race in 2012, to widespread disgust, this kilometre-long, savagely cobbled incline embodied the Spring Classics for many. When Fabian Cancellara attacked Tom Boonen in 2010, crushing the Muur’s near-20 per cent peak gradient, he added another significant chapter to its legend. Cancellara rode on that day to claim the first of three victories in Flanders. Boonen would take revenge in 2012, winning his home race for a record-equalling third time. Happily for the fondo rider, the Muur van Geraardsbergen still features in the Tour of Flanders Cyclo, one of the most popular amateur events on the planet; one that routinely attracts in excess of 20,000 riders.

L’Alpe d’Huez

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ven by the standards of cycling’s greatest race, the climb of l’Alpe d’Huez is dramatic. A Tour de France parcours that includes the Alpe is always a Tour to remember. In 2013, to celebrate the hundredth edition, the riders were sent up it twice. Cruel.

The scale of the challenge? A summit reached at 1,860m. A 13km climb unfolding around 21 hairpin bends. An average gradient of 8.1 per cent; a peak of 12 per cent. Yet the statistics barely tell the story. The Alpe’s 21 bends have passed into cycling lore; each of them named after the man who triumphed when the Tour came to town. Estimates of the crowds who gather there for the Tour vary between 250,000 and a million, depending on the reporter’s taste for hyperbole. Alpe d’Huez is never a staging post. Its summit is the denouement. As such, it is one of the few climbs in professional cycling where times can be compared directly, between riders and between eras. It is the ultimate proving ground on which the amateur can measure himself against the professional.

Passo dello Stelvio

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o describe Italy’s Passo dello Stelvio merely as epic is to do it an injustice. Rising in 48 hairpin bends to nearly 2,600m, its profile is unwaveringly heroic, making it an obvious choice for the Giro d’Italia.

On its first appearance in the Corsa Rosa in 1953, the Stelvio provided a fitting stage for Fausto Coppi’s fifth coronation. Tales of a broken pact and a woman in white surround Il Campionissimo’s capture of the charismatic Hugo Koblet, aka the peddler of charm, on the Stelvio’s coiled asphalt, where the coveted maglia rosa changed hands on the penultimate stage. More recently, the Stelvio has been the setting for an epic solo victory by the Belgian Thomas de Gendt (2012). Two years later, the Colombian Nairo Quintana descended in a blizzard, navigating its treacherous slopes to win the stage and pave the way to overall victory. For the amateur, there are few finer roads to ride. Its near 24km length is a popular Strava segment. Riders at the leaderboard’s sharp end have sustained power outputs of 300w and more for around 1hr and 20 minutes.

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NEW 2017

NEW 2017 Pa s so dell o Ste lvio M u ur van G era a r dsbergen

L’ Alpe d’ Huez

M u ur va n G eraa rdsbergen

Pa s so dello Stelvio

L’ Al p e d’H u ez

L’A l p e d’ Hu e z

Pa s so de l l o Stelvio

Passo de l l o Stelvio

Fondo Gradient Classic Jersey

Fondo Gradient Light Jersey

Fondo Gradient WO Light Jersey

Fondo Gradient WO Classic Jersey

Made from a breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric, the Fondo Classic Jersey is a versatile cycling jersey with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort. The front zipper, under arm mesh and side panels provide maximum temperature regulation and the elastic hem secures a safe and comfortable fit. The jersey also features three rear cargo pockets and an additional mobile phone zip pocket.

The Fondo Gradient Light Jersey is a lightweight cycling jersey made from a highly breathable and comfortable polyester fabric, which effectively wicks moisture away from your skin. The full-length front zipper with mesh side panels and inserts under the arms allows for optimal flexibility and breathability. The soft cuffs and collar provide a comfortable and close fit. The jersey also features three rear cargo pockets and an additional mobile phone zip pocket.

The Fondo Gradient Light Jersey is a lightweight cycling jersey made from a highly breathable and comfortable polyester fabric, which effectively wicks moisture away from your skin. The full-length front zipper with mesh side panels and inserts under the arms allows for optimal flexibility and breathability. The soft cuffs and collar provide a comfortable and close fit. The jersey also features three rear cargo pockets and an additional mobile phone zip pocket.

Made from a breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric, the Fondo Classic Jersey is a versatile cycling jersey with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort. The front zipper, under arm mesh and side panels provide maximum temperature regulation and the elastic hem secures a safe and comfortable fit. The jersey also features three rear cargo pockets and an additional mobile phone zip pocket.

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Breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar Three rear cargo pockets Additional cellphone zip pocket Full-length zipper with Fondo puller Elastic on the hem with additional POC silicone tabs Mesh under arm and as part of the side panel for fit and comfort

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Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL WEIGHT 170g ARTICLE NUMBER 56013

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_8141 theor M u lti p in k

Highly breathable and lightweight polyester fabric Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar Three rear cargo pockets Additional cellphone zip pocket Full-length zipper with Fondo puller Elastic on the hem with additional POC silicone tabs Mesh under arm and as part of the side panel for fit and comfort

_8139 OCT I RON M u lti BLUE

_8140 th aum M u lti re d

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL WEIGHT 143g  ARTICLE NUMBER 56014

_8141 THEOR M u lti PI NK

Breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar Three rear cargo pockets Additional cellphone zip pocket Full-length zipper with Fondo puller Elastic on the hem with additional POC silicone tabs Mesh under arm and as part of the side panel for fit and comfort

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_8 1 4 1 THE OR Multi PINK

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  WEIGHT 143g  ARTICLE NUMBER 56015

Breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar Three rear cargo pockets Additional cellphone zip pocket Full-length zipper with Fondo puller Elastic on the hem with additional POC silicone tabs Mesh under arm and as part of the side panel for fit and comfort

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Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  WEIGHT 143g  ARTICLE NUMBER 56016

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Fondo Classic Jersey _8094 Se a borgiu m M u lti B l ue

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Made from a breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric, the Fondo Classic Jersey is a versatile cycling jersey with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort. The front zipper and under-arm mesh allow for maximum temperature regulation and the elastic bottom hem secures a safe and comfortable fit. Also featuring a three rear cargo pockets and an additional cellphone zip pocket. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Breathable and high wicking polyester fabric. Mesh inserts under the arms for ventilation. Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar. Three rear cargo pockets. Additional cellphone zip pocket. Front zipper with Fondo puller. Elastic at bottom hem with POC silicone gripper. Reflective POC and Fondo logo at back. WO – Women’s specific

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  WEIGHT 170g ARTICLE NUMBER 56010

Fondo WO Half Zip Jersey _8096 (WO) P h os p h ite M u lti Gre y

Made from a breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric, the Fondo Wo Half Zip Jersey is a versatile cycling jersey with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort. The front zipper and under-arm mesh allow for maximum temperature regulation and the elastic bottom hem secures a safe and comfortable fit. Also featuring a three rear cargo pockets and an additional cellphone zip pocket. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Breathable and high wicking polyester fabric. Mesh inserts under the arms for ventilation. Soft and comfortable sleeve cuff and collar. Three rear cargo pockets. Additional cellphone zip pocket. Front zipper with Fondo puller. Elastic at bottom hem with POC silicone gripper. Reflective POC and Fondo logo at back. WO – Women’s specific

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Fondo Elements Jersey The Fondo Elements Jersey is the ideal piece of apparel to support rides in mixed seasons and variable weather conditions. With a windproof membrane, strategically placed ventilation and removable windproof arms it is a highly flexible jersey designed for almost any season. The jersey also features 3 rear pockets with an additional mobile phone pocket with zipper. Silicone tabs around the elastic hem and upper arms ensure the jersey is always held perfectly in place for a secure and snug fit. MAIN SKETCH

Style: Fondo Elements Jersey Style no: 56031 Season: Wheels 17 Date: 2016-05-03

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL WEIGHT 115g ARTICLE NUMBER 56012

Fondo Light Jersey

_8094 Se a borgiu m M u lti B l ue

_8096 P ho s p h ite M u lti Gre y

The Fondo Light Jersey is a lightweight cycling jersey made from a highly breathable and comfortable polyester fabric, which effectively wicks moisture away from your skin. The full-length front zipper and mesh inserts under the arms allow for optimal flexibility and breathability. The soft cuffs and collar provide a comfortable and close fit. The Fondo Light Jersey also features three rear cargo pockets and an elastic hem at back. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Breathable and lightweight polyester fabric. Under arm mesh for ventilation. Soft and comfortable cuffs and collar. Three rear cargo pockets. Full-length zipper with Fondo puller. Elastic hem at back. Glued hem at front. Reflective POC and Fondo logo at back.

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  WEIGHT 143g  ARTICLE NUMBER 56011

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Short sleeve windproof jersey paired with removable wind proof sleeves Made from wind resistant fabric, featuring an internal membrane Mesh fabric on the back and at the armpit for ventilation Full length front zip with Fondo puller Elastic lower hem and at the top of rear pockets Three rear pockets with extra mobile phone pocket with zipper Silicone tabs inside the hem to secure jersey in place Sleeves feature elastic POC silicone gripper to keep in place

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  WEIGHT 277g  ARTICLE NUMBER 56031

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Fondo Glove

Fondo Long Glove

Fondo Splash Jacket

Fondo Wind Vest

The Fondo Glove is made from a breathable 4-way stretch mesh fabric which has light padding on the palms to provide the best endurance and comfort during a ride. This lightweight and thin glove has silicone print for excellent grip and a pull-tab that allows for precise fit adjustment.

The Fondo Long Glove is made from a breathable 4-way stretch lycra which has light padding on the palms to provide the best endurance and comfort during a ride. This lightweight and thin glove has silicone print for excellent grip and a pull-tab that allows for precise fit adjustment.

The versatile and lightweight Fondo Wind Vest has been designed for changeable conditions. The polyester fabric in the front and on the shoulders offers protection against the wind while the mesh fabric on the back provides excellent breathability. The Fondo Wind Vest can be easily stowed in your back jersey pocket and has elastic armholes and an elastic hem, which ensures a comfortable and close fit.

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Developed for changeable conditions, the versatile Fondo Splash Jacket is made from water repellent 4-way stretch fabric. The jacket has been designed with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort and the elastic sleeve endings, with lycra inner cuffs, further improve fit and comfort. The Fondo Splash Jacket packs down small enough to fit into your back jersey pocket and features laser cut ventilation holes under the arms for breathability, a rear cellphone zip pocket and a drawstring hem for a close fit.

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Breathable 4-way stretch mesh fabric on backside of the hand Reinforced palm with light padding Silicone print at palm for improved grip Terrycloth nosewipe Reflective logo on the back of hand Pull tab with silicon print for excellent grip

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_8140 thaum M u lti re d

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Main fabric 100% Polyester Palm 60% Nylon 40% Polyurethane  Thumb 100% Polyester  Padding 100% Polyethylene SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL  WEIGHT 29 g / pair (In size L)  ARTICLE NUMBER 30352

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4-way stretch lycra fabric on backside of the hand Reinforced palm with light padding Silicon print at palm for improved grip Terrycloth noseweipe Reflective logo on the back of hand Pull tab with silicon print for excellent grip

Made from water repellent 4-way stretch fabric. Raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility and comfort. Laser cut ventilation holes for breathability. Lycra cuffs for improved comfort. Drawstring hem for a close fit. Full-length zipper with Fondo puller. Back zip pocket. Hang loop at back with reflective Fondo logo.

Windproof polyester fabric in the front and shoulder area. Highly breathable mesh fabric at back. 4-way stretch fabric at bottom back. Reflective logo at back for improved visibility. Elastic at hem and armholes. Full-length zipper with Fondo puller. Hang loop at neck. Card pocket at front with a reflective print.

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Main fabric 100% Polyester Palm 60% Nylon 40% Polyurethane  Thumb 100% Polyester  Padding 100% Polyethylene SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL  WEIGHT 45 g / pair (In size L)  ARTICLE NUMBER 30351

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL ARTICLE NUMBER 56030

Composition 100% Polyester SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL  ARTICLE NUMBER 56020

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Fondo Cap

Fondo Knees

The Fondo Cap is made from a cotton and polyester blend and has a contrast ribbon, a Fondo print logo at side and a reflective POC logo on brim.

The Fondo Knees are made from warp knitted and comfortable 4-way stretch fabric and have been designed for changeable conditions. Silicone grip for a close fit and full freedom of movement.

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Made from cotton and polyester. Contrast ribbon. Fondo print logo. Reflective POC logo on brim.

Breathable warp-knitted 4-way stretch fabric. Soft silicone grip for a close fit. POC reflective print. Fondo print.

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COMPOSITION 55% Cotton, 45% Polyester SIZES One size  WEIGHT 40 g ARTICLE NUMBER 56060

COMPOSITION 78% Polyamide, 22% Elastane SIZES S, M, L, XL  WEIGHT 54 g / pair (In size L) ARTICLE NUMBER 56050

Fondo Scarf

Fondo Socks

The screen-printed Fondo Scarf is made of 100% silk twill and has hand rolled edges, made by finest italian tradition

The Fondo Socks are made from odor-resistant tactel and has strategically placed breath zones for excellent ventilation. The sock has a flat toe seam to reduce bulk and to prevent blisters and the instep support provides stability and fit.

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1. 100% silk twill. 2. Screen-printed. 3. Hand rolled edges.

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_ 1533 Se a borgi u m Blue

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_8096 Ph o s p h ite m u lti G re y

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_8094 Sea borgium m u lti B l ue

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COMPOSITION 100% Silk SIZES 47 x 47 cm  WEIGHT 13 g ARTICLE NUMBER 56070

COMPOSITION 70% Polyester, 10% polyamide, 20% elastane SIZES S, M, L  WEIGHT 38 g ARTICLE NUMBER SG65100

Fondo Sleeves

Fondo Bootie

Made from comfortable and breathable polyester fabric, the Fondo Sleeves will keep you warm in mixed conditions. The soft silicone grip at top ensures a safe and close fit. Also featuring a reflective POC print for improved visibility.

The Fondo Bootie is made from lightweight, high stretch and durable fabric and offers high breathability and excellent moisture management. It has elastic at top of shaft to provide a close fit and is also featuring a pull tab for easy handling and a reflective POC logo for improved visibility.

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Made from breathable polyester fabric for comfort. Silicone gripper at top for a secure fit. POC reflective print. Fondo print.

COMPOSITION 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex SIZES S, M, L, XL  WEIGHT 32 g / pair (In size L) ARTICLE NUMBER 56040

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Lightweight, high stretch and durable fabric. Elastic at top of shaft for a close fit. Pull tab for easy handling. Reinforced sole area for durability. Reflective POC logo.

Composition 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane SIZES S, M, L  WEIGHT 112 g / pair (In size L)  ARTICLE NUMBER 56080

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