Developing the world’s fastest skinsuit

In this year’s Tour de France, Team Sky wore the fastest, most comfortable time trial skinsuit in the professional peloton. Developed by Rapha, the suit saves up to 15 seconds over a 30-minute time trial compared to previous skinsuits.



Twenty-three skinsuit fabrics were developed by Rapha to be tested in a wind tunnel and on the track and road with one of the world’s leading aerodynamicists. The fastest skinsuit was then tested against a number of competitors’ offerings to ensure its superior speed.



Team Sky’s nine Tour de France riders will wear this latest piece of Rapha racewear innovation during the Tour's decisive time trial stages 13 and 18.


The product pinnacle of a four-year relationship between Rapha and Team Sky, the aerodynamic improvements taken from the development process of this garment inform the entire Rapha Pro Team.