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Coppi Nera Merino Jersey

SEK700.00 was SEK1,750.00 (incl. import duty)

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A luxury cycling jersey inspired by the sport’s famous black jersey and Giuseppe Ticozzelli, the footballer who rode Italy’s three-week tour in 1926, in turn becoming the inspiration for the jersey honouring the race’s last man.

Coppi Nera Merino JerseySEK700.00

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The first man in black

While never worn by a rider as masterful as Fausto Coppi, the black jersey - denoting the slowest rider in the race - is an integral part of Italian cycling heritage and as such Rapha presents this luxury merino wool jersey. Designed to be worn both on and off the bike, the jersey is made in Italy at a factory specialising in high-end knitwear. Its design and motifs reference Giuseppe Ticozzelli the professional footballer and keen cyclist who decided to ride Italy’s three-week tour in 1926 at the age of 32. It was an unconvincing debut, unsurprisingly, and Ticozzelli - who raced in black - is the supposed inspiration for the black jersey that would thereafter be worn by the last man in the race. The jersey is fully-fashioned for a shaped fit that is very comfortable both on and off the bike, while a distinctive rose-silver plated zip and puller echo those used in jerseys of Coppi’s era. Over time, they will develop a lovely patina too. The black fabric ‘leader’s plate’ on the chest has also been sourced to replicate those sewn onto leader’s jerseys of the time, as have many other features included in this luxury piece.


  • Special edition luxury cycling jersey
  • Made in Italy
  • Iconic black jersey design
  • Fine Italian merino wool
  • Fully fashioned knit for comfort and style
  • Suitable for both on and off bike wear
  • Ribbed collar and cuffs for smart finish
  • Authentic single shuttle loom cotton labels from era
  • Three button-closure rear pockets
  • Imitation silk ‘leader’s plate’ on jersey chest
  • Chainstitched Rapha logo on chest


  • 100% Merino Wool


  • Machine wool wash 30 degrees
  • Use wool detergent
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Cool iron 1 dot
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry flat in shade

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.


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