Le Cannibal Merino Wool Cycling Jersey

Le Cannibal Merino Wool Cycling Jersey
Eddy Merckx (1945 - )

The greatest cyclist ever. Belgian-born Merckx turned pro in 1965 and won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia five times, and the Vuelta a España once. He won all of professional cycling's classic "monument" races at least twice each (19 Classics victories in total), and he was World Champion four times. He broke the world hour record and retired in 1978.

It is not only the number of wins that set Merckx apart, but the variety. Whether a race lasted 3 hours or 3 weeks, he contested them all and won all types. This didn’t arise solely from sheer physical fitness but also an approach to racing that saw him dubbed 'Le Cannibal', eating up his competitors alive. For Merckx, winning was not enough – he had to win by the greatest margin possible, often humiliating his competitors by the distance he could put on them. So dominant was his style, he was asked not to race the 1973 Tour de France in order for the race to avoid becoming a dull ‘race for second place’ in Merckx’s wake.

Soigneur’s tribute jersey to Merckx features his 'Le Cannibal' nickname, and features the colours of his country's national championship jersey.

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NZ$ 189.00
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( 5/5 from 5 reviews )

100% ultra-fine 19micron Merino wool.

Breathable, heat-regulating, and as soft as silk, cashmere or alpaca.

Pattern knitted into the fabric not printed on.

3 back pockets.

Machine washable.

YKK zip – The world’s best regarded zip. Easy to pull up or down while riding.

UV and odour resistant.


Customisable options for taller riders (just email us).

Short and long-sleeve options.

We stand by the quality of our jerseys and have a "no questions asked" money back guarantee if you are not 100% happy with your jersey.

In the unusual event you receive a flawed product, return it within a fortnight with a note explaining why you are unhappy and we will send you a replacement at no charge within a fortnight of receiving your returned item. We recommend you email us beforehand in case we can come to a better solution.

If you wish to exchange for a different size, we can do that too, just return it to us and specify the replacement size you want and we will send you your replacement within the normal production time of 1-2 weeks.

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Soigneur Ltd
28 Hoko Rd
Rotorua 3096
New Zealand
Email: david@soigneur.co.nz

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  • Perfect
    Such perfect craftsmanship; my husband has several vintage wool Italian jerseys and this is far and away his new favorite.
    Posted: 2020-10-11 by M Harris
  • Stand Out In Style
    This is my second Soigneur NZ Jersey. I liked my first one so much I came back and bought another. I love the unique classic styling, comfort and protection from the elements. Great on cold mornings and equally as effective on the warmer months. Roomy pockets and lasts wash after wash.
    Posted: 2019-12-18 by Macbryn
  • Grrrrrrr
    They know I mean business when they see Le Cannibal.
    Posted: 2019-11-01 by Chef Andy
  • Awesome present
    My brother bought me the Soigneur, Le Cannibal shirt. I love it so much I wore it to bed last night. It doesn't itch and it makes me look like Eddie in his prime.
    Posted: 2019-10-19 by Eddy2
  • My much-anticipated order arrived, and what a lovely, high quality product! I stumbled across this website while browsing, I thought in vain, for a "merino retro vintage cycling jersey." I doubt, sadly, that I could find such a nice design on a well-constructed garment, of premium fibre here in the States for even twice the money. So my husband is very happy with his surprise. He has the same birthday as Merckx - June 17. He runs a bike shop here, so I hope he sends some jealous riders your way. I am a very happy customer!
    Posted: 2019-10-25 by Katrina
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