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The wolves of the Gavia

As the wind howled like the wolves which supposedly prowl the upper slopes of the Passo di Gavia, a rider forges through the snowstorm ahead of the pack. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Andy Hampsten’s ride into Bormio on the 1988 Giro with this limited edition version of the Classic Bib Short II.

Despite the horrific conditions that day, Hampsten wore only shorts. If you’re riding in weather as wild as that storm on the Gavia, winter tights are recommended but for any ride in warmer weather, the Classic Bib Shorts II are your go-to. Made from a soft Lycra fabric to allow exceptional freedom of movement, the shorts feature a body-contoured pad with three sizes spread across the range to ensure a perfect fit. A commemorative Gavia ‘88 graphic is positioned on the right leg while the bib straps feature a newspaper collage design in a nod to the age-old racer’s trick of putting a newspaper down the front on their jersey to conserve body heat on descents. Constructed from a luxury mesh material, the bib straps have a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. Flatlock stitching ensures all seams lie completely flat to deter chafing and low profile leg grippers provide better grip at a reduced weight.

Details and Materials

  • Body-contoured chamois pad
  • Size specific chamois for absolute comfort
  • Commemorative Gavia ‘88 graphic
  • Cut away bib straps for improved ventilation
  • Newspaper collage design on bib straps
  • Soft grippers and flatlock stitching
  • Rear key pocket
  • 74% polyamide
  • 26% elastane


Chest 85 91 97 103 108 114
Waist 70 75 81 87 93 99
Hips 87 92 98 104 110 115
Chest 33.5 36 38 40.5 42.5 45
Waist 27.5 29.5 32 34.5 36.5 39
Hips 34.5 36 38.5 41 43.5 45.5




Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.


Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.


Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.


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Care instructions

  • Machine wash cool 30°C
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
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