Those of you following the pro peloton around Europe will have witnessed the frankly shocking weather at Milan San Remo and Volta a Catalunya. Katusha claimed victory in both, Kirstoff and Rodriguez coping with the conditions to pull off overall victories whilst wearing the rain-defying Showers Pass Elite Pro Jacket.
Now obviously pro cyclists win because of their training and well-noted ability to consume boxes of cereal like ants on a picnic, but we felt an honorable mention must be made to the guys who kit Katusha out with their wet weather gear - Showers Pass. When the difference between winning and losing comes down to who has the most left at the end of the day (energy, not cereal), staying comfortable, dry and warm during the race can be the deciding factor.
Many of you will have seen the footage of Kristoff's right hand man Luca Paolini pouring hot tea on his gloved hands, desperately trying to warm up. While technically this approach would work we must say that for a Sunday club run or spin out a good waterproof glove such as the Crosspoint Hardshell might be better - it will certainly garner fewer puzzled looks.