Better than the Gabba? That’s what Castelli are saying about the Perfetto Light, a more breathable, short sleeve version of the Italian firm’s all-conquering foul-weather jersey.
We told you about the Perfetto when it first broke cover at Eurobike, back in September 2015, and now it’s available, right in time for spring.
Castelli first introduced the Gabba in 2009 ahead of that year’s Spring Classics. It was the idea of Gabriel Rasch (nicknamed Gabba), riding for the Castelli-sponsored Cervélo TestTeam at the time and now a directeur sportif for Team Sky, who wanted a windproof, water resistant jersey, with an aerodynamic fit for racing. Since then a whole host of rival clothing manufacturers have launched lookalike jerseys.