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Made in honour of US champion and Olympic medallist, Nelson Vails, these comfortable cotton caps form part of a special limited collection. Choose from black with a grosgrain ribbon, printed artwork on either side and an embroidered Rapha logo under the peak, or green with an embroidered Nelson Vails logo on the front, two prints either side, and a Rapha logo embroidered under the peak. Better yet, why not collect both?

Nicknamed The Cheetah, you only have to watch Nelson Vails race the ‘84 Los Angeles Olympics to see where the moniker came from. Vails’ predatory power – bred in the concrete jungle as a bike messenger, where he never failed to deliver – saw him scoop silver, resplendent in red, white and blue. This collection recalls Vails’ riding and racing roots, featuring the green and yellow of his first team.

Details and Materials

  • Limited edition Nelson Vails collection
  • Breathable and quick drying
  • Moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial tape for maximum comfort
  • Elastic band for a superb fit across a range of sizes
  • Embroidered Rapha logo
  • Cotton and Elastane blend


Head Circumference 56 56-60 60+
Head Circumference 22 22-24 24+


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