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3/5/2020

Our #UYNners advise on the best running and cycling gear

We love outdoor sports like running and cycling, but how best to manage the transition from winter to spring? The UYN Running and Biking collections include a wide and complete range of highly technical products, leaving you ready to tackle any conditions. Let our #UYNners Eleonora Corradini and Lorenza Menapace guide you on how to choose the ideal outfit.

Eleonora Corradini – Running

“The Alpha shirt and shorts are exceptional, especially at this time of year, where the temperature differences can be massive. With the use of UYN technology and the 100% natural Natex fibre, they keep you really warm during the coolest parts of the day, but cool you down as you exert maximum effort. Their ergonomic design, reduced amounts of stitching and highly elastic fabric are just brilliant! Alpha garments are like a second skin, following your every move. If you prefer a looser fitting option but don’t want to compromise on performance, you could try the Activyon range instead.

Choose your socks carefully as they’re a vital part of your outfit! UYN has specific models for every kind of runner. In ultra marathons, I wear the Marathon Zero socks. They’re ergonomic and breathable, while protecting your feet. I’ve never suffered from blisters with these socks, even in races of over 200 km!”

Eleonora is an ultra marathoner. She has run over 125 marathons and ultra marathons since 2016. In 2019, she became Italian 12-hour road race champion and won the prestigious “100 Meilen Berlin”, breaking the all-time women’s record in the process. She also represented Italy at the 24-hour World Championships.


Lorenza Menapace – Cycling

“In the transition between winter and spring, my ideal racing outfit is the Alpha kit. The highly technical jersey prevents drops in body temperature, but it’s also light and breathable. You never feel like you’re soaked in sweat. The bib shorts are incredibly comfortable, even over long distances. UYN has reduced the amount of stitching, which results in enormous comfort and zero irritations.

On cooler days, pairing it with the Motyon base layer is amazing! Having this quality layer against the skin helps keep body temperature at a constant without restricting movement.

Off-road cyclists absolutely have to try the MTB socks. For road cycling, the Cycling Light socks are exceptional, or - for when it’s a bit colder - I’d suggest the Cycling Merino socks, made using Merino wool: warmer, but still breathable.”

Lorenza is an élite category rider with loads of experience in endurance stage races, from the TransAndes to the TransAlp.