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Tour De France Jersey and Prize Guide

Three weeks of grueling cycling across France all boils down to the positioning of themselves with these jerseys below, This guide helps us understand more on how they are obtain in the race.

Tour de France jerseys

Yellow: the most famous one, the maillot jaune, it is awarded to the rider with the shortest overall time for all the stages added together, the rider who has covered the course faster than anyone else. First awarded in 1919, it is yellow because the race was organised by the newspaper L’Auto which was printed on yellow paper. Today it is sponsored by LCL, a bank. New for 2015 is the use of time bonuses of 10-6-4 seconds for the finish of each stage except the time trials.

Green: the points jersey, which tends to reward the sprinters. Points are awarded at the finish line and at one intermediate point in the stage and the rider with the most points wears the jersey. The allocation has been tweaked to reward the stage winners, for more on this see May’s Tour de France Points Competition Scale Revealed. It is sponsored by Skoda, a car company

  • Flat stages / Coefficient 1: 50-30-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3 and 2 points for the first 15 riders to finish
  • Hilly finish-Medium mountain stages / Coefficient 2 and 3: 30-25-22-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2 points for the first 15 riders to finish
  • Mountain Stages / Coefficient 4 and 5: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points for the first 15 riders to finish.
  • Individual time trial stages / Coefficient 6 : 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points to the first 15 riders to finish
  • Intermediate sprints: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points respectively for the first 15 riders
  • For more on the stage coefficients, scroll down

Polka dot: also known as the “King of the Mountains” jersey, points are awarded at the top of categorised climbs and mountain passes, with these graded from the easier 4th category to the hors catégorie climbs which are so hard they are off the scale. In reality these gradings are subjective. Again the rider with the most points wears the jersey and the race celebrates the 40th anniversary of the jersey this year. It is sponsored by Carrefour, a supermarket.

  • Hors Catégorie passes: 25,20,16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2 points respectively for first 10 riders to finish
  • Category 1 climbs: 10,8,6,4,2,1 points
  • Category 2: 5,3,2,1 points respectively
  • Category 3: 2, 1 points
  • Category 4: 1 point
  • Points are doubled for the final climb on a stage with a summit finish (Stages 10, 12, 17, 19 and 20).

White: for the best young rider, this is awarded on the same basis as the yellow jersey, except the rider must be born after 1 January 1990, ie aged 25 or under. It is sponsored by Krys, a chain of opticians.

Obviously a rider can’t wear two jerseys at once, they’d get too hot. So if a rider leads several classifications, they take the most prestigious jersey for themselves and the number two ranked rider in the other competition gets to wear the other jersey. For example if a rider has both the yellow jersey and the mountains jersey they’ll wear yellow whilst whoever is second in the mountains jersey will sport the polka dot jersey. If a rider has all the jerseys the priority for the others is green, mountains then white.

There’s also a daily “most combative” prize awarded every day to the rider who has attacked the most or tried the hardest. It is a subjective prize and awarded by a jury. The rider gets to stand on the podium after the stage and wear a red race number the next day. It is sponsored by Antargaz, a bottled gas company.

Tour Drance Stage Coefficients

Stage Coefficients: as mentioned for the points jersey competition each stage is awarded a “coefficient” or rating which has an impact on the points available. These ratings are also used to determine the time cut for riders finishing within a percentage of the stage winner’s time.

The Prizes

  • Each day on a normal stage there’s €8,000 for the winner, €4,000 for second place and a decreasing scale down to a modest €200 for 20th place.
  • For the final overall classification in Paris, first place brings in €450,000 and the Sèvres porcelain “omnisports trophy”, awarded “in the name of the Presidency of the French Republic“.
  • The full breakdown is €450,000 for first place, €200,000 for second place, €100,000 for third place and then €70,000, €50,000, €23,000, €11,500, €7,600, €4,500, €3,800, €3,000, €2,700, €2,500, €2,100, €2,000, €1,500, €1,300, €1,200, €1,000, €950, €900, €850, €750, €700 until € 650 for 25th place.
  • Then 26th to 30th place collects €600
  • 31st to 40th place gets €550
  • 41st to 50th place gets €500
  • 51st to 90th place gets €450
  • every other rider to finish collects €400

There are other pots of money available in the race:

  • €350 a day to whoever wears the yellow jersey, €300 for the other jersey holders
  • €25,000 for the final winner of the green and polka dot jerseys
  • €20,000 for the final winner of the white jersey
  • There’s also money for the first three in the intermediate sprint €1,500, €1000 and €500.
  • The climbs have cash too with the first three over an HC climb earning €800, €450 and €300
  • The highest point in the race sees a prize when on Stage 17 the Henri Desgrange prize is awarded at the top of the Col d’Allos and is worth €5,000 and the highest point in the Pyrenees, the Col du Tourmalet on Stage 11, brings the Jacques Goddet prize and another €5,000
  • The “most combative” prize is awarded and worth €2,000 each day, the “Super combative” prize is awarded in Paris and the winner collects €20,000.
  • There’s also a team prize with €2,800 awarded each day to the leading team on the overall, as calculated by the best three riders overall and €50,000 for the final winners in Paris. Note the team prize is calculated by adding the time of the best three riders each day rather than the best three on GC. For example if a team has riders A, B and C make the winning break one day then their times for the stage are taken and added together. If riders X, Y and Z on the same team go up the road the next day, their times are taken. So it’s the times of a team’s best three riders each day as opposed to the best three riders overall.
  • In addition, every team that starts gets paid €51,243 to cover expenses. And should a squad make it to Paris with seven or more riders they stand to collect an additional €1,600 bonus for each rider the have left.

Tour De France Route Guide

Today marks the day for 3 weeks of cycling ecstasy as the Pro Cyclist battle it out for Yellow Supremacy at the 2015 Tour de France. Here is a guide and profile of every stage with a quick take on the day added, Tomorrow I will share the Jersey classification as well as the prize awarded to the riders. Stay tuned

Route Summary

One short time trial stage and six summit finishes make this one for the climbers. The race starts with mini-version of the spring classics crammed into one week with wind-ravaged roads, cobbles, sharp uphill finishes. All this action means there are relatively few stages for the sprinters, probably just five in the whole race. The Alps and Pyrenees are both raced hard with the Alps having four consecutive days of racing with the crowded Alpe d’Huez climax.

Stage 1 – Saturday 4 July
The grand départ happens the Dutch university city of Utrecht. Don’t call it a prologue, Stage 1 is a stage in its own right as it’s almost 14km, enough to open up some significant time gaps. There’s the race for the yellow jersey and the secondary contest between the overall contenders as they look to take time or limit their losses. The course is flat with only canal bridges and underpasses altering the elevation. There are many 90 degree bends but they’re wide. A course for the powerful over the skilled.

Stage 2 – Sunday 5 July

Flat but potentially dangerous. First the Netherlands is a crowded place with a lot of street furniture and once the course gets away from towns the roads get more exposed to the wind. The latter part passes along the coast before it finishes on top of the Pijlerdam flood defence. This is open terrain where a light breeze can feel angry and the peloton will be wary of crosswinds.

Stage 3 – Monday 6 July

Next in the spring classics smörgåsbord sees the race traverse Belgium to pick up the finale of the the Flèche Wallonne in the Ardennes including the “new” Côte de Cherave climb just before the finish which should help split things up. We’ll the overall contenders duelling with the spring classics specialists on the infamous Mur de Huy.

Stage 4 – Tuesday 7 July
The race returns to French soil, literally, as it heads for the dirty cobbled lanes. This is the fear stage where the overall contenders worry their chances will turn to dust in the cobblestone lottery. The pavé sectors used are hard but not the nightmare zones from Paris-Roubaix.


Stage 5 – Wednesday 8 July

A day for the sprinters. The relative lack of chances for the sprinters in this year’s race surely dooms any breakaway attempt, the best escapees can hope for is their name and jersey on TV.


Stage 6 – Thursday 9 July

A seaside trip for the race. Nice for a ride but sending 200 riders along the northern coast could be risky if the wind gets up. Over the half the stage hugs the coast and much of it passes atop exposed cliffs before an uphill finish in Le Havre designed for Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews.


Stage 7 – Friday 10 July
Another of the days for the sprinters.


Stage 8 – Saturday 11 July

A stage across Brittany, a region that loves cycling so expect big crowds. No more so that than finish at Mûr de Bretagne, a village of just 2,000 people but its population will swell tenfold or more for the day. This uphill finish was used in 2011 with Cadel Evans getting the better of Alberto Contador.


Stage 9 – Sunday 12 July
A 28km team time trial over a difficult route with lumpy, exposed roads. The awkward final climb to the finish will test team cohesion especially as this comes relatively late into the race and teams could have lost riders to crashes and other misfortunes. A long transfer to the Pyrenees and a rest day follows, a chance to lick wounds and examine the time differences.


Stage 10 – Tuesday 14 July
Grand Colombier Stage

The first summit finish of the race and where the time gaps between the contenders can go from seconds to minutes. Over more than a week of racing in the big ring the sudden change in rhythm often surprises some. The Col de Soudet is an awkward climb with irregular gradients and long sections above 10% before it flattens out to the line.


Stage 11 – Wednesday 15 July

A classic day across the Pyrenees with the Aspin and Tourmalet pairing. The Tour has visited Cauterets often for a climb to a ski station above the valley, this time it arrives in the town itself for a more gradual finish but an uphill slog all the same.


Stage 12 – Thursday 16 July
Tour de France Stage 12

The names are not as legendary but the stats show this is a giant day with 4,500m of vertical gain including the tough Plateau de Beille summit finish, 15.8km at 7.9%. It’s also a scenic ride across quiet valleys where the Tour de France is the biggest thing to happen every year.


Stage 13 – Friday 17 July
Tour de France Stage 13

A hard transition stage with many uncategorised climbs including the final ramp to the finish line just outside Rodez where the race climbs up for almost 600m at 10% just outside the HQ of RAGT, an agricultural business that sponsors the Tour.

Stage 14 – Saturday 18 July

The route skirts the landscapes described in Tim Krabbé’s The Rider novel but it’s all about the finish with the arrival on the small airport run above Mende via the sharp Col de La Croix Neuve sometimes known as the Montée Jalabert.


Stage 15 – Sunday 19 July
Tour de France Stage 15

A breakaway or a bunch sprint? All the climbs are steady with slopes of 4,5 or 6% before the finish in Valence and the second rest day.


Stage 16 – Monday 20 July
Tour de France Stage 15

The race rides into the Alps to Gap and then climbs the Col de Manse, a regular climb followed by an infamously irregular descent, the place where Lance Armstrong once ploughed across a field and where Andy Schleck’s nervousness allowed Cadel Evans to take time and helping him to win the 2011 Tour de France.

Stage 17 – Wednesday 22 July
Tour de France Stage 17

A air of déjà vu with the repeat of this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné stage with the Col d’Allos and Pra Loup, itself a recreation of the 1975 Tour de France when Bernard Thévenet took the yellow jersey off Eddy Merckx. You’ll probably be sick of the story of Merckx’s defeat being told again and again come the day but it’s a great stage to watch. The Col d’Allos is a hard climb with a very technical descent before the more regular but still tiring climb to Pra Loup.

Stage 18 – Thursday 23 July
Tour de France Stage 18

An uphill start to launch the breakaways and then a road that climbs or descends all day, even that calmer part of the profile around the intermediate sprint is up the awkward Romanche valley, a tiring road that often has a persistent headwind. The giant Col du Glandon is tackled before the races plunges to the Maurienne valley before the scenic climb of the Lacets de Montvernier and then a fast and straight run to the finish.

Stage 19 – Friday 24 July
Tour de France Stage 19

4,600m of vertical gain in less than 140km and they’ve added a valley section just for the sake of it. The opening climb of the Col du Chaussy leads halfway up Col de Madeleine before descending back down the valley and then taking a flat route in one direction before returning back in the same direction to scale the Col du Glandon for the second time in the week then onto to the Croix de Fer and then the rough Col du Mollard. A twisty, shaded descent takes the riders back to the valley again before the ski station summit finish to La Touissure, 18km at 6.1% and the steepest slopes at the start.

Stage 20 – Saturday 25 July
Tour de France Stage 20

At just 110.5km this is a short and sharp stage designed to encourage explosive racing from the start. Only the best laid plans can go wrong as emergency roadworks for a late change means and the race abandons the Col du Galibier for the Croix de Fer. It’s a touch easier and there’s just a little more flat road to the foot of Alpe d’Huez, the climax of the 2015 Tour. Ideally there’s still a battle to be had between the overall contenders but a coronation in front of the giant crowds would be fitting too.

Stage 21 – Sunday 26 July
Tour de France Stage 21

Ah Paris! As ever the final stage is a bizarre event, a parade that mutates into a criterium. Sèvres is famous for its porcelain and where the winner’s trophy is made. The race will use the entire length of the Champs Elysées, circling the Jardin des Tuileries at one end and the Arc de Triomphe at the other for a full lap.

Do I Run Long Distance, Slow Pace or Fast Pace, Short Distance ?

When it comes to running there are many question that cloud one judgement, there are many variations to training and most people are clueless regarding their training regime, I am gonna share with you one question that usually most people will ask me whenever they started on running or doing their training and that is “Do I run long and slow or fast and short” ?

The Long Benefits

When I say long, I am talking about 15km and above where runners has a specific name for it which is termed as LSD, short for Long Slow Distance or Long Steady Distance (variations depends on running group).

First, running long distance gives us the benefit of expanding our slow twitch muscle (endurance)  which will help control lactic acid build up, Lactic acid is a fuel.  Whether it is deliberately produced by the body to burn as such, or whether this is a case of the body making the best of a troublesome byproduct remains up for debate. What is known is that lactic acid (or lactate) is one of many fuel sources, and the subject is definitely more complicated than “lactic acid is bad and causes fatigue.”

Second, it improves your cardiovascular system, strengthens the heart and increases the blood supply in the muscles; it therefore enhances the body’s capacity to deliver oxygen to your muscles.

Third, by running long distance it teaches your body to store energy as glycogen in your muscles. And finally, long slow runs teach the body to run efficiently and it will show after the end of your run if your whole body slumps in your run or your still running strong

The Short of It

Short runs are usually anywhere from 2.4km to 10km, doing short runs at a fast pace is great for your lungs, heart, and metabolism. where I term it as afterburn, your body will be burning fats even after your workout, but the best part of running short and fast is that you are increasing speed and strengthen muscles (think of it as body building for running.

There are two ways to train short runs which maximizes your lung capacity and Vo2Max, it’s called Intervals or Fartlek which I will talk more indepth in another post.

So Which One then ?

So if you’re serious about running, I’d try to include both types of run in your routine, my running schedule goes a little something like this but it varies and changes on the events that I am running (this is for my upcoming Mizuno Ekiden which I don’t need incorporate that many long runs, My advise is to train to your event, if you need to do distance running incorporate more long runs and if you have a short race like 10k or HM, do a good mix of both to balance it out.

Monday – Rest Day

Tuesday – 5k (easy run)

Wednesday – 10k (Tempo/Interval)

Thursday – Cycle or Swim or Gym or Rest

Friday – 10km (easy run)

Saturday – Bike in the AM and Swim in the PM

Sunday – Swim and 10k (Tempo Runs)

Do let me know what kind of runs do you do ?

Today weapon of choice: Mizuno Sayonara 2 by World of Sports VGO

Mizunos

SALOMON XA PRO 3D 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

To celebrate the continuing success of this once in a generation shoe, Salomon is introducing limited edition XA Pro 3D versions for both men and women in 2015. After completely revolutionizing the mountain multi-sport category, and selling over a million pairs, XA Pro 3D remains the shoe that defines mountain sports versatility.

Between 2003 and 2005, Salomon designers and engineers worked closely with elite adventure racing athletes to develop a shoe that would enable fast movement, running, hiking, scrambling, cycling, over a diverse mountain landscape.  The focus was to provide mid-foot and heel stability, while allowing agility in the forefoot. Through exhaustive testing, they developed the 3D Chassis, a flexible, cushioned plate in the midsole that provides an ideal balance of stability and flexibility for running in rugged terrain. In spring of 2005, the Salomon XA Pro 3D was launched into the global market.

Performing Even Better

Ten years later, the story has become familiar. XA Pro 3D has become synonymous with active mountain sports. Stable, lightweight, protective and cushioned, it is so loved by mountain athletes of all levels that you cannot visit a mountain town anywhere in the world without seeing the shoe. Refined and improved over the decade to include waterproof and mid-height versions, XA Pro 3D is still based on the 3D Chassis, a patented design that continues to perform better than the imitators even today.

Today, XA Pro 3D defines the category of mountain multi-sport shoes. Imitated by countless brands but never equaled, XA Pro’s combination of the stable 3D Chassis, all surface Contagrip® Sole, and unmatched fit via SensifitTM with QuicklaceTM continue to deliver performance and style details that are immediately recognized far beyond the mountain athlete community. As developer Fred Cretinon says, “This shoe is so multi-functional that it has extended out of the athlete’s niche. Amateurs have adopted it because it allows them to run short distances, hike, or even just for the sporty look.”

XA Pro 3D 10th Anniversary Mens Colorway Pic: Salomon

XA Pro 3D 10th Anniversary Womens Colorway Pic: Salomon

The Salomon 10th Anniversary Limited Edition XA Pro 3D retails for $229 and is available at Salomon concept stores, selected World of Outdoors and World of Sports stores.

How to fix your laptop in 2 hours

Technology is an extension of our daily lives, technology such as laptop, mobile phones, LCD television, Netflix and all digital gadget rule almost 80% of our time without us knowing, We are in Constantly alert for our next alert on our social media account, but what happens when your tech is in a glitch and by glitch I mean totally unusable. Well that happened to me two weeks ago on my laptop

I want to know how do you feel ? can you go without your mobile phone for a few days? can you stop watching your media through the ipad and watch the world go by through your window? When was the last time you went to the library to look for information? well this post is about me having to go through no laptop for a week or so.

One morning when I woke up (my laptop are always running 24/7 in my house for updating purpose) I found that my trusty laptop have been locked by the notorious CTB locker and what a notorious code this guy have created, virus is no longer virus and malware is no longer malware, this is another level we are looking at and it is called RANSOMware. What ever you do “DO NOT PAY MONEY to THEM” All they want is your money and even if you have banked in, what guarantee that they will send the key to unlock your files.

I am not going to talk about the CTB locker as there are already tons of info and with some good PC knowledge that I have, I manage to undo all this within a few hours, but not all is won at war, I lost the battles but won the war, as I did not manage to salvage a couple of files (but that is for sure),

If you run into Ransonware on your laptop / desktop first thing first do not panic. This malicious coding really do some harm as it will encrypt all your working files ext such as jpg, pdf, doc that you will use for normal work, This bugger will even lock all your files in cloud such as Google Drive and Dropbox (no where is safe) so make sure you unplug your external HDD if not you can kiss them good bye too,

Well if your reading this and you are looking for a solution, I used this advise from this website that helped me and Shadow Explorer will help you recover all file *if your lucky* .

So with that said, I am two weeks in and still reinstalling all my software and getting all my license key from the software manufacturer. as I have all my editing software that I use for this blog, that is why you don’t see me posting as regularly as usual.

This software called Malwarebytes, it really does it work by blocking all those unwanted sites that is phishing your info or even taking control of your PC, This is one software worth paying for. and I am not paid by them to say this. After I have installed this onto my PC, it manage to track down CTB and deleted it for me, NO THANKS to my expensive antivirus which do nothing but slow down my pc, from now on all my PC will have Malwarebytes (trust me once you installed this and do a scan you will be surprise on how many files you thought were safe ended up being detected by Malwarebytes)

Well, I hope to optimized my laptop soonest so I can start my reviews again, do hit me with any question if you happened to be searching for some answers for the CTB locker removal solution. Have a awesome week ahead guys

Run in Full Bloom

The Nike Photosynthesis Pack features a fresh floral design inspired by the sunlight that powers runners

Summer has a special knack for drawing out runners. Warm days and sunny sidewalks beckon us, whether we’re running the first or ten-­‐thousandth mile. The Nike Photosynthesis Pack celebrates this special time of year, when sunlight transforms buds into blooms for summertime running. The pack features the fresh floral design on six styles:

The pack features the fresh floral design on six styles:

  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Photosynthesis (S$199)
  • Nike Free 5.0 Photosynthesis (S$199)
  • Nike LunarGlide 6 Photosynthesis (S$199)
  • Nike Women’s Photosynthesis Tank (S$49)
  • Nike Men’s Photosynthesis Tee (S$49)
  • Nike Photosynthesis AW84 Hat (S$39)

Now available in all Nike Authorized store in Singapore but in limited quantity

Passport Asia The Only That App Gives You Access To 130 gyms and Studios in Singapore

PS: Every new user to receive one month’s free membership to try out any of the 20,000 available monthly classes

The only Singapore-based mobile fitness App, Passport Asia was officially launched two weeks ago on 2nd June, providing members with access to the largest number of gyms and studios in Singapore, with one membership and from the convenience of their phone. The subscription-based service offers a choice of over 20,000 different classes available per month – from Pilates and Weight-lifting to Boxing and Zumba – from 130 gyms and studios, all for one fee. The only mobile App of its kind in Asia, Passport Asia reflects the growing trend amongst Singaporeans to organise their lives through their smartphones, and workout with friends, making it easier to live healthier, and providing fitness, literally, at their fingertips.


“Singaporeans no longer track fitness solely by miles on the treadmill or minutes spent at a target heart rate. The definition of fitness and its benefits have evolved, as have our perceptions of what can get us there” says co-founder and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast, Sanjey Chandran, continuing “Martial arts, dancing, cross-fit, group workouts… All these activities have exploded in popularity because fitness has become more social, more local, and more creative.”

Passport Asia is the first and only App in Asia that allows members to experiment with various fitness activities around town whenever they want, wherever they want, with only one membership fee.

Members can choose the activity they want based on location, with the GPS-based service identifying all gyms near the office or home. There are over 160 locations to-date spread throughout Singapore. Users can filter over 120 curated activities, and book classes according to a date and timing that suits them, with classes synched to the phone’s calendar.

The inherently social aspect of Passport Asia makes it easy for friends to organise and schedule group classes together. Links to classes can be shared via instant messaging services, e-mail or social media and bookings can be made instantaneously, allowing users to workout with like-minded members who share their passion in Spinning, Muay Thai or Golf.

For many Singaporeans, traditional membership to more than one gym or studio is prohibitively expensive, as such, Passport Asia offers entry level membership for as low as SGD59 for four activities a month, and unlimited sessions of any activity per month at SGD99. What’s more at launch Passport Asia is giving away one month’s free membership, valid for downloads before July 1, 2015. The App is available on iOS and Android (links below).

The all-Singaporean founding team is made up of entrepreneurs who cut their teeth in the world’s top companies, including McKinsey, Harvard, Procter & Gamble and Accenture. The team have been involved in over 20 start-ups, and have benefitted from the strong local ecosystem of venture capitalists, advisors and backers.

The second co-founder, Gene Yap, has ambitious plans for this young Singaporean start-up, “Asia has a massive smartphone penetration rate, and Singapore, with its supportive business environment, is the perfect springboard into the rest of the region. Within six months, we plan on expanding to Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia, with the rest of Asia following thereafter”

While the gym-going public will benefit from greater choice and accessibility, Passport Asia’s partner gyms and studios have already reported increased memberships and attendance. Partner gyms are able to set a ‘quota’ of slots available, while Passport Asia’s algorithm ensures classes are available to members every time they book. The ease at which the App connects fitness enthusiasts with gyms provides greater marketing mileage for partners, and allows them to fill classes that would otherwise remain empty.

Every new user who downloads the App between now and July 1, 2015 will enjoy one month’s free membership including unlimited access to over 20,000 classes every month.

H&M Sports Autumn 2015 Collection

NEW VIVID COLOURS AND FUNCTIONALITY AT H&M SPORT THIS AUTUMN

H&MsportFunctional pieces in vivid colours for the best style and fitness at H&M Sport this autumn. New thisseason are technical fabrics with a cotton feel that bring both performance and comfort, as well as vivid prints that are great for the gym and street style. For the perfect versatile outfit for a personalized training programme, oversized T-shirts can be worn with sports leggings. The full H&M Sport Autumn collection will be available late July onwards at the H&M Orchard Building and H&M Kallang Wave.

WOMEN
Loose and body-fit tanks in pops of pink or blurred black and white graphic print, fitness tights in bold zig-zag stripes or in all-over print with shape-defining waist and batik print running tights with reflective patches, all come in quick dry function fabric as the seasons change. Bodymind bra tops and tights come in comforting melange fabrics with soft colour blocking, while the warming layers for outdoor activities are topped by a hybrid hoodie with a padded front and melange sleeves.
“Autumn at H&M Sport is about fresh motivation and a return to the city streets after the summer break. I love how the training look of oversized T-shirt worn with tights is both functional and fashionable too,” says Petra Smeds, H&M Sport women’s designer.

MEN
Training gets new attitude with quick dry T-shirts and performance tights in black, grey and blue melanges or nature-inspired all-over prints. Long-sleeved training tops are quick-drying and breathable, while new technical training shorts have a cotton-like feel for comfort. Seamless and featherlight running T-shirts, a zip-up jacket and a gilet, are all equipped with technical layers for the unpredictable weather.

The influence for outdoor activities is both urban and futuristic; with skin-tight base layers that have panels like an action hero, along with looser cargo pants with multiple pockets. Hooded shell jackets and beanies complete the look in black and grey. “There’s urban energy at H&M Sport this autumn, with pieces to help make a serious commitment to a training regime. Functionality and comfort are everything, along with great style,” says Petter Klusell, H&M Sport men’s designer

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