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Ciovita Wow with New FNB Wines2Whales Designs

03 June 19

Help us and the South African cycling apparel brand, Ciovita, decide on the final design for the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales jerseys.

The FNB Wines2Whales cycling jerseys are a badge of honour worn by entrants throughout the year and often for many years after their participation in the event. They are worn with pride. They unite mountain bikers from across the country and increasingly internationally into a fellowship of an experience shared. For that reason it is essential that the design is beautiful. Who better to entrust with the task of creating a jersey that 3 600 riders will love than Ciovita?

Hot off the launch of their new super-premium Apex range of bib shorts, jerseys and cycling jackets the Cape Town based brand has wowed the FNB Wines2Whales organisers with their 2019 event designs. To ensure the best possible final jersey Ciovita launched a competition within their offices to create a top which perfectly encapsulates the race. After a difficult whittling down process they had settled on three finalists, but we need you to help decide on the final design.

All three jerseys feature the FNB Wines2Whales colour palate, of turquoise and amber, though the amber is kept to a minimum. It is used sparingly to highlight the FNB logo and provide a flash of colour on the left hand sleeve of two of the tops. Design number one features a highly stylised ocean on the chest which extends up onto the right hand sleeve. In the centre a whale’s tail waves above the breakers. The second design features a less bold oceanic scene; with a small navy whale tail peeking out of a rolling series of swell lines, which march across the chest of the jersey above a mosaic band which represents the event’s African heritage. The final option is a clean fade from turquoise to navy, drawing on the style which is popular with the 2019 World Tour kit designs. The right sleeve boasts pin stripe accents while just above the waist gripper two rolling swell lines converge signifying the journey to the ocean.

Here's where we need your help: head to our social media channels: @Wines2Whales on Facebook, @wines_2_whales on Instagram and @w2wmtb on Twitter to get involved. To cast a vote on Facebook use the reactions to vote the design you prefer on the post showcasing the options. On Instagram stories you will be able to vote via a dedicated poll. To make your voice heard on Twitter like or retweet your chosen design or reply telling the world why you love the version you do. All votes have to be cast by the 10th of June 2019 and the winning design will be announced soon after.

In addition to designing the 2019 cycling jerseys, Ciovita have also produced a fantastic casual jacket for this year’s event. Each rider will receive a jacket and a cycling jersey, in the winning design, at registration for their FNB Wines2Whales event. Registration takes place, at Lourensford Wine Estate, the day before the Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz events. Secure your entry now to ensure you get your hands on this limited edition FNB Wines2Whales X Ciovita apparel.



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