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    Blue with cold

    Despite running in early June, the snow-struck 14th stage of the 1988 Giro saw some of the toughest weather conditions the race has ever faced. While his rivals floundered in the flurries, seized by the cold, Andy Hampsten forged ahead, ploughing onwards through the freshly laid snow. Bundled up against the cold, he wore a ski jacket under the blue combination classification jersey. Pedalling while braking to generate heat, he maintained the gap to his GC rivals on the long, glacial descent into Bormio where he swapped blue for the pink of race leader.

    The Gavia Jersey takes inspiration from Hampsten’s superb ride, combining authentic design touches with modern fabrics and functionality. Made of Rapha’s proprietary Rapha Performance Merino fabric, the jersey features a chain stitched trico panel with a Gavia ‘88 logo on the chest. Further commemorative patches, embroidery and flocked graphics feature on the sleeves and the rear pockets. An authentic quarter-length silver plated zip reveals pink highlights on the placket and the neck line commemorating the day that saw Hampsten ride into the Giro’s pink jersey.

    Details and Materials

    • Rapha’s proprietary Sportswool RPM 150 fabric
    • Chain stitched trico fabric chest panel with Gavia ‘88 design
    • Special celebratory patches with zigzag stitching
    • Embroidered back pockets feature flocking design
    • Silver plated zip,
    • Pink lining on inside of placket and neck line celebrating Hampsten’s Giro win
    • 64% Polyester
    • 36% Merino Wool


    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



    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.

    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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