ONEMORELAP Base Layer 1.83
18 years as a professional, over a thousand days racing under my belt, and yet there was one day’s racing I’d never completed - Paris-Roubaix. In my final year, 2014, it was one of my primary objectives, to finish that is. 257 km, 28 cobbled sections totaling nearly 60 km, and two laps of a velodrome. I did it all, apart from the last lap. I stood in the middle of that most famous of velodromes, helmet off, knocking back a Fanta, face covered in dirt, feeling a bit of a hero. Until my wife told me I had one more lap to do. ONEMORELAP? That pretty much summed up my final year, it wasn’t exactly a blaze of glory. Still, I love that race, and when it came to finding inspiration for new interpretation of our classic base layer there was only one classic worth representing, the Queen of them all.
The ONEMORELAP base layer uses the same build as our much loved original Vuelta themed base layer 1.81, but Chpt. /// designer Richard Pearce created this unique perspective on the finish line of that most famous velodrome. This is the Chpt. /// ONEMORELAP base layer, a reminder to us all that sometimes finishing can be as important as winning.