Extremely rare & no longer available. Racing in the era of legends. A special edition jersey celebrating Giovanni Cuniolo, the legendary rider who won the 1909 Giro di Lombardia. The jersey is finished in vivid evergreen colours, combining a Breton-style collar, ribbed cuffs and Sportwool fabric. This highly collectable jersey is as suited to training rides as it is casual wear.1909 was a distinctive time for bike racing. Many riders were as interested in stopping their opponents as they were in making it over the finish line. Riders like Giovanni Gerbi (known as Il Diavolo Rosso, the Red Devil) would go to any lengths to win. But for every villain there is, invariably, a hero.
And Gerbis came in the form of Giovanni Cuniolo known as Manina, or little hand, because of his fondness for physicality in the sprints. Maninas and Gerbis rivalry was legendary brutal and beautiful in equal measure.Their fiercest battle was set for the 1909 Giro di Lombardia, known then as the Criterium dAutunno, or race of the falling leaves. Of the 363 starters, Gerbi was destined not to be among them, his schemes this time undone by a bout of flu. And so, despite puncturing at Cappelletta, it was Cuniolo who rode home first.
This classic-style jersey celebrates the 1909 Giro di Lombardia and Cuniolos famous victory. Created to mirror Raphas Gerbi-inspired Lombardia Jersey of 2012, the jersey is finished in vivid evergreen colours, combining a Breton-style collar, ribbed cuffs and Sportwool fabric.
Embroidered details recall the race route, along with Manina insignias, and a motif based on the Passo del Ghisallo and Lake Como, integral features of this historic race. Manina-inspired insignias on the right arm. Lomardia 1909 embroidery on central rear pocket. Embroidered Ghisallo/ Lake Como motif. Sportwool (52% merino 48% polyester).
The item "Rapha Lombardia Long Sleeve Jersey & Cap BNWT Size M & L" is in sale since Saturday, March 03, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Cycling Clothing\Jerseys". The seller is "wolves482008" and is located in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
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