The colour of ‘Il Campionissimo’
As part of a special edition collection commemorating the career of the great Fausto Coppi, Rapha offers this luxury cycling jersey. Made in Italy using a thick double-knit Italian merino wool, the jersey features slogans and headlines relating to Coppi’s popularity with the media and the Italian people woven into the fabric. This creates a stunning visual effect that is both subtle and impactful, and which harks back to a time when the printed word took on greater significance and meaning due to a lack of images or video. Of course, the pink colour celebrates Coppi’s five victories at Italy’s greatest race. Made at a factory specialising in high-end knitwear, the jersey is fully-fashioned for a shaped fit that is very comfortable both on and off the bike, while a distinctive rose-silver plated zip and puller echo those used in jerseys of Coppi’s era. Over time, they will develop a lovely patina too. The white fabric ‘leader’s plate’ on the chest has also been sourced to replicate those sewn onto leader’s jerseys of the time, as have many other features included in this luxury piece. Celebrate the heritage of Italian cycling and Il Campionissimo, in the country’s iconic cycling colour.