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Fifty years ago, cycling’s world championships took place in the British city of Leicester where a new star of the sport was born. Wearing a jersey very similar to this one made in his honour, Belgian rider Jean-Pierre Monseré became the second youngest world champion ever. His career might well have matched that of Merckx, but his life was cut tragically short. This jersey pays homage to all that he achieved during his brief but hugely successful career.

Made with a luxurious blend of merino wool, the jersey would not have looked out of place on the startline fifty years ago. Similar in fit and feel to our Classic Jersey II, it incorporates a fully knitted merino at the collar, cuffs and hem in place of a drawcord and gripper as well as a raft of beautiful design details. The embroidered cross on the back yoke is a nod to Monseré’s home town of Roselare while the rear pockets are adorned with his race number from Leicester and his winning time. All three pockets expand to provide space for plenty of supplies and can be securely fastened with buttons.

Amid the traditional light blue, the colours of the Belgian flag are emblazoned proudly across the chest. And since this jersey commemorates a defining victory, the order of the bands on the sleeves is reversed. Should you raise your own hands in victory, they will appear in the right order for the picture perfect salute.

Details and Materials

  • Knitted merino wool for all day comfort
  • Quarter-length metal zip
  • Embroidered Rapha logo on sleeve
  • Midweight knitted merino cuffs, collar and hem
  • Tricolour bands on chest and cuffs
  • Button-down rear pockets
  • Celebratory Monseré embroidery
  • Knitted hem and cuffs for comfort
  • 64% polyester
  • 36% wool


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 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°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Warm iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with non bio detergent
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