Deep green in colour, this limited edition jersey takes inspiration from an Italian town steeped in cycling history: San Pellegrino. Often visited by the Giro and home to a mineral water brand that sponsored one the sport’s most iconic teams, the town is typical of the country’s alpine north and bordered on all sides by famous cycling climbs.
Perfectly suited to the steep climbs at baking summers for which Italy is known, the Flyweight Jersey is made with a high performance, technical fabric. Minute perforations optimise breathability and improve transfer of body heat and sweat away from the skin. The fabric then dries rapidly, ready for the next hard effort or the next day’s ride. A full-length zip allows for further ventilation while a zip guard prevents irritation at the collar, which is raised for an element of sun protection. The sleeves feature a signature Rapha armband with a nod the national flag as well as low-profile bonded cuffs for a secure fit. Another gripper is positioned at the hem, beneath a mesh panel at the base of the back designed to promote airflow around the rear pockets. The three pockets are gusseted and expand to allow for greater storage. When the road is rising in tandem with the temperature, this is your go-to jersey.