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Description

Racing in the era of legends

1909 was a distinctive time for bike racing. Many riders were as interested in stopping their opponents as they were in making it over the finish line. Riders like Giovanni Gerbi (known as Il Diavolo Rosso, the ‘Red Devil’) would go to any lengths to win. But for every villain there is, invariably, a hero. And Gerbi’s came in the form of Giovanni Cuniolo – known as Manina, or ‘little hand’, because of his fondness for physicality in the sprints.

Manina’s and Gerbi’s rivalry was legendary – brutal and beautiful in equal measure. Their fiercest battle was set for the 1909 Giro di Lombardia, known then as the Criterium d’Autunno, or ‘race of the falling leaves’. Of the 363 starters, Gerbi was destined not to be among them, his schemes this time undone by a bout of flu. And so, despite puncturing at Cappelletta, it was Cuniolo who rode home first.

This classic-style jersey celebrates the 1909 Giro di Lombardia and Cuniolo’s famous victory. Created to mirror Rapha’s Gerbi-inspired Lombardia Jersey of 2012, the jersey is finished in vivid evergreen colours, combining a Breton-style collar, ribbed cuffs and Sportwool™ fabric. Embroidered details recall the race route, along with Manina insignias, and a motif based on the Passo del Ghisallo and Lake Como, integral features of this historic race. This highly collectable jersey is as suited to training rides as it is casual wear.

Details and Materials

  • Sportwool™ fabric
  • Manina-inspired insignias on the right arm
  • Lomardia 1909 embroidery on central rear pocket
  • Embroidered Ghisallo/ Lake Como motif
  • Sportwool™ (52% merino 48% polyester).

Sizing

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XS S M L XL XXL
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

HELP WITH MEASURING

HELP WITH MEASURING

1 CHEST

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

2 WAIST

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

3 HIPS

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: 30C
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron: one dot
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