Bartali Merino Wool Cycling Jersey
Today when we think of great Italian cyclists we think of the flamboyant riders like Cipollini, but true Italian tifosi know that Gino Bartali commands the greatest respect, for his achievements both on and off the bike.
During the 1930s -1940s Bartali repeatedly won grand tours like the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, as well as classics like Milan- San Remo
and numerable mountain stages. He was the consummate all-rounder.
Bartali’s great rival was the flamboyant Fausto Coppi, and the battles between them .were legendary. Contrary to Coppi’s lifestyle, Bartali’s life was a conservative, religious one. He would set up shrines in his hotel rooms and eventually be blessed by three Popes.
Bartali spent WW2 helping the Italian Resistance, using his fame to justify his riding throughout Europe without persecution, transporting secret documents within his frame tubes and helping hundreds of Jewish Italians escape death. In 1943, he led Jewish refugees towards the Swiss Alps himself, pulling a wagon with a secret compartment, telling patrols it was just part of his training.
Bartali’s nickname "Gino the Pious" could not have been more apt.
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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.
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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★★★★★Wonderful JerseyPurchased this jersey to wear it when I rode the LEroica Gaiole in Chianti. The jersey performed wonderfully throughout the ride that included rain, cold temperatures, bright sunshine and warm temperatures during a ten hour time span. It held its shape and kept my body temperature regulated the entire ride. In addition, it has great style appear. Thank you for helping to make this ride a great experience.