Continuing the rich and storied history of the Maglia Nera, the Santini Giro d'Italia 2016 The Event Line Gloves pay tribute with their sleek and stealthy aesthetic. The black jersey, or better known as Maglia Nera, was awarded from 1946 to 1951 to the last place finisher of the Giro d'Italia. Notable battles for last place include riders hiding out behind hedges and barns, puncturing their own tires, and even suffering through a broken hand to cross the finish line. Although they pay tribute to the historic significance of the Maglia Nera, The Event Line Gloves feature modern tech and impact dampening. The anti slip, anti abrasion palm material ensures dexterity and grip, with an anti shock palm that smooths out fatiguing vibration transmitted through the bars. Breathable mesh inserts disperse perspiration build up and prevent overheating on hot summer rides. The soft, terry lined thumb provides a scratch free surface for wiping sweat off your forehead. Plus, the hook and loop cuff ensures a secure fit when you're riding for long distances.