27 September 2022

2023 UCI Cycling Worlds and Official Cycle Wear Partner Santini launch global design contest for aspiring artists

Design submissions being accepted now for cycling jersey competition in partnership with cycle wear partner Santini.

A rider in bright Santini branded cycling clothing navigating a climb

Design competition launched

Today (27 September 2022) saw the launch of a design competition calling for amateur and student designers to have the opportunity to create three bespoke cycling jerseys in collaboration with Santini, the official cycle wear partner of the UCI, to celebrate their partnership with the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. 

Aspiring designers will be tasked with submitting three original cycling jersey designs that will tell the story of the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds - the largest cycling event in history - inspired by the themes of the Championships: Scotland, Power of the Bike, and people, place, and planet.  

After designs are submitted, the technical team at Santini alongside the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships judging team will evaluate all eligible entries to determine viability as well as ensure all designs meet the creative standard. Of the entries that make it to the next round of judging, Santini, UCI and the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds will select the three best proposals as finalists.  

The final stage will see the three finalists present their designs to a VIP judging panel who will be tasked with picking the deserving winner. Members of the judging panel are to be confirmed at a later date, with exclusive content being created and released by the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships to reveal the winner.  

These inspired cycling jersey designs will be available to purchase at selected cycling retailers and the online Santini store during the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland 3-13 August 2023. The winning designer will also secure an exclusive a 50-hour freelance project with Santini worth €2,000.  

How to enter

Entries are being accepted from today (27 September 2022) and will close on Friday, 11 November 2022 Completed design proposals can be submitted to santinidesigncomp@cyclingworldchamps.com.

To learn more about the competition, please visit the Design Competition page on our website.  


Monica Santini, CEO at Santini said: “The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will attract the best athletes to Scotland and the Santini design competition is a fantastic occasion to showcase the best amateur design talent. We have a longstanding relationship with the UCI and look forward to this exciting partnership which is a wonderful opportunity for amateur designers to get a taste of what the industry is like. I encourage all aspiring designers who share our passion to enter and look forward to reviewing submissions.” 

Trudy Lindblade, CEO of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships said: “We’re so excited to launch this global design challenge in collaboration with long-time UCI partner Santini. The upcoming 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships have captured the imaginations of cycling fans around the world, and I can’t wait to see the high-quality creative designs that are submitted for consideration.  I would like to thank Santini for supporting this inspiring competition and wish the judging panel all the best for what I’m sure will be an incredibly hard decision of choosing a winner.” 


Founded in 1965, Pietro Santini used his deep passion for cycling and racing to design his own garments for athletes after making clothes for others. Santini has produced the recognisable UCI rainbow jersey since 1995 with a skilled workforce that ensures that every jersey is hand-made in Italy for performance and to the highest standards. 

In August 2023, Scotland will become the cycling capital of the world when the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds commences in Glasgow and across Scotland. Forecast to be the biggest cycling event in history, over 8,000 elite cyclists from over 120 countries will contest for 190 rainbow jerseys. 

Welcoming thousands of the world’s top cycling athletes as well as fans from around the globe, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will not only showcase the amazing venues and cities hosting events across the country but will also highlight Scotland as a top destination for elite cycling and cycling tourism.  

The recently announced full schedule of events for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, including all 13 UCI World Championships can be found on our Schedule page.  

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will take place across 11 days from 3 to 13 August 2023 in venues and locations in Glasgow and across Scotland. This is the first time all 13 UCI World Championships will be combined into one mega-event, making it a cycling event unmatched in size and scale. More than a million spectators are anticipated as well as a global television audience of over one billion, making it one of the world’s top 10 watched sporting events next summer.