Anquetil Merino Wool Cycling Jersey

Anquetil Merino Wool Cycling Jersey
Jacques Anquetil (1934-1987)

In the modern era much is often made of France’s failure to win the Tour de France – that honour last going to Bernard Hinault in 1985.

But overall, France has won more Tours than any other country – 36 in total.

The pinnacle of these French achievements is owned by Jacques Anquetil, possibly France's greatest cyclist ever.

He was the first rider to win the Tour de France five times, and the only one to ever have the yellow jersey from day one right through to the end.

Foreshadowing the current tour-winning tactic of blitzing the field in the individual time trials, Anquetil’s time-trialing ability earned him the nickname "Monsieur Chrono". He won the hour record in 1956, beating Coppi’s record with a distance of 46.159km, and was known for mentally calculating what was required to beat his rivals on the road – his manager Raphaël Géminiani saying his head was like a computer.

Soigneur’s tribute jersey to Anquetil’s features his ‘Monsieur Chrono’ nickname, and is in the classic French tricolours blue, white and red.

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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.

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

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  • Two years in Wellington and still going strong
    Absolutely love this jersey in the cold mornings. No evidence of wear and tear after two years worth of solid use. Epic
    Posted: 2019-12-18 by David
  • Tricolore cycling jersey
    This modificated Anquetil cycling jersey without the text really makes me happy! I live only a few kilometers away from the french border an everytime I cycle over there, I imagine that the french are pleased to see their national colours! Thank you very much David!
    Posted: 2019-11-15 by Thomas
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