Commemorate the cobbles
“It's one face with one expression but I think it somehow captures many of the finish line expressions: exhaustion, shock, elation, relief and disbelief.” – Matt Blease, illustrator
The spring classics are often raced in terrible weather, with the rutted cobblestones and farmyard tracks of northern Europe coating the riders in mud. This special edition 100% cotton t-shirt is part of a new series that celebrates iconic bike racing with playful illustrations by Matt Blease, himself a cyclist. On this white tee, Blease’s drawing of the mud-splattered face of a cyclist has been flocked onto the chest, a technique traditionally used to embellish cycling jerseys in the mid-20th century. The t-shirt features an inset Rapha armband and a small French flag stitched onto the hem. A small story label has also been included on the rear.