Brand new genuine Limited Edition Rapha Archive Angel Of The Mountain Soft Shell Jacket in black size medium. Pit to Pit 21 inches. Pit to cuff 25 inches. Nicknamed LAnge de Montagne (Angel of the Mountains), Gaul was an exceptional climber and superb time trialist who recorded two Giro dItalia victories, two Tour de France Mountain Classification wins and, 60 years ago, the overall Yellow Jersey itself.
The 1958 edition of the Tour de France was exceptional in numerous ways; raced over 24 stages with no rest days and for the first time with live television broadcasts of the mountain climbs. The yellow jersey changed hands 11 times during the course of the race, the most ever. It was also a race that saw Charly Gaul set a record time climbing Mont Ventoux that would stand for more than 30 years. It was Gauls exploits in this race that inspired us to create the Charly Gaul Edition jersey a triumph against the odds, fuelled by venom and delivered by panache. A MURDEROUS CLIMBER, TURNING HIS LEGS AT A SPEED THAT WOULD BREAK YOUR HEART.Charly Gaul followed this incredible triumph with victory in the 1959 Giro dItalia but they remained his only grand tour wins. You cant help but feel he suffered from the national team structure of races, being such a wonderful racer from such a small country limited his chances of multiple tour wins. This great son of Luxembourg who lit up races and battled landscape, weather and his competitors alone. A truly great cyclist who could tame any climb in any condition, regardless of the obstacles.
Rapha Reflective Drop Down Tail. The item "Rapha Archive Angel Of The Mountain Soft Shell Jacket Black BNWOT Size M" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Cycling Clothing\Jackets". The seller is "wolves482008" and is located in Mansfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.