Cav wins sprint in Dubai; doping raid snares Italian amateur team: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

February 9, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish wins Stage 3 of Dubai Tour, Viviani moves into GC lead; Massive raid reveals systematic doping program within amateur Italian team; 2018 Amgen Tour of California men’s and women’s routes announced; Aqua Blue Sport owner speaks of wildcard frustration, calls for changes; Gore Bike Wear brightens up Shakedry material for improved visibility; Iranian track sprinter Seyedmahmoud Rasouli handed four-year suspension.

Gore Bike Wear brightens up Shakedry material for improved visibility

by James Huang

Gore-Tex’s Shakedry jacket material has proven to be amazing stuff, offering superb protection against the elements, incredible breathability, and outstanding packability. The only major downside, however, is that the company was initially only able to manufacture it in black. The PTFE-based material may be what gives the garments such innate ability to slough off water, but it also makes them resistant to absorbing dyes and colorants.

Gore-Tex has recently figured out a way to add at least a bit of color to ShakeDry, although the new dark grey and dark blue hues still aren’t exactly high-visibility. The company’s Gore Bike Wear division has also begun adding brighter panels in select areas, though, using Gore-Tex Active Shell material to minimize the impact on breathability.

Retail price for the Gore Bike Wear C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Viz jacket is US$300, with contrasting panels available in either red or yellow.

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