Rohan Dennis won stage 1 of the 2015 Tour de France by 5 seconds or 0.3kph from Tony Martin.
Pearl Izumi and their Speed Shop had a lot to do with that. The Speed Shop is an in-house garment production facility at Pearl Izumi headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, created to make the world's fastest gear for top level athletes.
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It is where Pearl Izumi can produce prototypes and pre-production pieces for testing & feedback. This means that any requested changes & revisions can be done quickly, then re-evaluated and refined before final production.
BMC have apparel for individual riders custom produced in the Pearl Izumi Speed Shop, including the Mach 5 Skinsuit worn by Rohan Dennis. On board his BMC Time Machine TM01 and wearing the Mach 5 Skinsuit, Dennis set a new Tour de France Individual Time Trial speed record.
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Photo credit - Cor Vos.