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From factory floor to double Giro champion, Franco Balmamion’s rise through the ranks of Italian cycling was meteoric even for a rider known as the ‘Eagle of Canavese’. After overcoming his tyrannical teammate Nino Defilippis to take a debut win in 1962, Franco doubled up the following year to become the first Italian since Coppi to defend his Giro title. This special edition version of our Classic Bib Shorts honours his victories with ‘Bianco e Nero’ detailing celebrating his Torinese team. Made for comfort on any kind of ride, the bibs feature a dual-density, size-specific chamois pad. For temperature regulation, the uppers are highly breathable with subtle Italian stripes. The luxurious lycra fabric is soft against the skin with optimal compression for a stable fit. Low-profile leg grippers keep the shorts in place, and there’s also a rear pocket with a hidden story label.

Details and Materials

  • Dual-density chamois pad for all-day comfort
  • Lightweight mesh uppers for breathability
  • Wide grippers on leg hems for stable fit
  • Small rear pocket on back panel
  • Sublimated stripe design on uppers
  • ‘Bianco e Nero’ printed on right leg


  • 58% Recycled Nylon
  • 42% Elastane

Upper Mesh:

  • 83% Polyester
  • 17% Elastane


Classic Fit

A close but relaxed fit, longer in the torso and suited to longer rides. Regular fit is applicable to our Classic, Brevet and Core ranges.

See our fit guide

Ruben is wearing a size small and measures:

Height 6ft


Chest 88 94 100 106 112 118
Waist 72 78 84 90 96 102
Hips 88 94 100 106 112 118
Chest 34.5 37 39 41.5 44 46.5
Waist 28 30.5 33 35.5 38 40
Hips 34.5 37 39 41.5 44 46.5


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Care instructions

  • Machine wash at 40°C on gentle cycle
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Cool iron only
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not iron print
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