For gentlemen with a penchant for two wheels, stylish and high performance cycling clothing brand Rapha has always been a go to for apparel. And this year, its offering gets stronger for it is celebrating the 100th edition of Italy’s Grand Tour with a special edition collection honouring Fausto Coppi- one of the greatest cyclists of all time. Coppi, from Piedmont, Italy, became known as Il Campionissimo- Champion of Champions, and was one of the most decorated cyclists in the sports’ history.
For the 100th edition of the Italian grand tour, Rapha has created a stylish, luxurious range of on-and off-bike clothing and accessories to commemorate Italy’s most stylish sportsman and the golden age of Italian cycling. Using similar manufacturing and stitching techniques to the jerseys worn in the 1960’s, the collection pays tribute to the styles of the time.
The design, patterns and details of each piece reflect different aspects of Coppi’s style and victories, drawing inspiration from brutal summit wins and his signature sartorial style. From lightweight and technical cycling attire to a full merino tracksuit, the range covers every aspect of a cyclist’s life on and off the bike. Ride in style, gentlemen.