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Geraint Thomas' special edition Giro shoes are for sale, but there's only 40 of them

Strictly limited shoes for Geraint Thomas’s assault on the Giro d'Italia

Joseph Delves
4 May 2017

Tipped as a potential podium finisher at this year’s Giro d'Italia, these are the cycling shoes that’ll be in Geraint Thomas’s kitbag as he heads for the startline in Sardinia.

Based on Fizik’s top-end R1B shoe, the Climb edition adds graphic representations of the famous Monte Grappa and Asiago climbs.

Scheduled for the penultimate stage, the two ascents will be the last place that the riders can attack before the 100th edition of the Giro reaches its conclusion in Milan.

'By stage 20 I don’t want to be thinking about my feet or my footwear but it’s good to know they’ll be looking their best,' said Thomas.

Fizik’s other sponsored riders including Thomas's teammate Salvatore Puccio and BMC Racing’s Rohan Dennis will also be sporting the shoes throughout the 2017 Giro D’Italia which starts this Friday.

'It’s the first Grand Tour of the year and if you can learn how to race the Giro as a General Classification rider, you can race any Grand Tour,” says Dennis, who is embarking on his first Giro.

'The challenges we will face this year will be bigger than ever.'

Assuming you’ve not secured a team slot for the Italian Grand Tour, the Fizik R1B Climbs are also available to the rest of us.

Their cost of £329.99 is somewhat offset by the fact that, with only 40 pairs available worldwide, the odds of someone else turning up on your next club ride also rocking a pair of these bad boys is pretty much zero.

Fizik R1B Climb Edition cycling shoes: Specifications

Upper: Microtex Laser Perforated
Outsole: Full UD Carbon Vented Closure
Sizes: 38-41-45 (half sizes) and 46
Weight: 227g (size 42.5)
Price: £ 329.99
Limited to 40 pairs worldwide