Viva la Primavera!
“This shows the spring sprinters leaving a seasonal floral explosion in their wake.” – Matt Blease, illustrator.
The first of the Spring Classics, ‘La Classicissima’ is also the longest one-day race on the calendar at 300km. Its arrival heralds the start of the racing season proper for most pros and fans of the sport, coming at a time when spring is just beginning to explode. This special edition 100% cotton t-shirt is part of a series that celebrates the world’s greatest races with playful illustrations by Matt Blease, himself a cyclist. On this blue tee, Blease’s spring-inspired drawing has been printed onto the chest using flocking, a technique traditionally used to embellish cycling jerseys in the mid-20th century. The t-shirt features an inset Rapha armband and a small Italian flag stitched onto the hem. A small story label about the race has also been included on the rear.