1967 Italy Merino Jersey
''Longo was cycling’s George Harrison'' says Herbie Sykes on his preface to the book Outsiders but local hero Renato Longo was no outsider: first hired as gregario for Gimondi at Salvarani, he ended up with 5 World and 12 Italian National titles and became one of the greatest riders in a generation that saw Merckx, Gimondi and Anquetil among others. Longo wisely picked Cyclocross and in 1967 he reached the French André Dufraisse atop the special classification of all times winning his 5th World title in Zurich, Switzerland. The 1967 Italia jersey pays homage to that day in February that changed Italy’s cycling history and is made with same specifications as back in the day: close-knitted Merino wool blend, ¼ nylon zipper and three cargo pockets with real mother of pearl buttons. The overstitched Italian national badge has been meticulously replicated from an original sample and with the same exact proportions and colors.
1973 Switzerland Merino Jersey
A white cross on a red ground has always identified the Swiss national uniforms, no matter the sport. One of its most illustrious flag bearer in cycling disciplines has certainly been Peter Frischknecht that in the seventies did set a record as multiple National Championship winner and World Championship medalist. Made in Italy on traditional warp-knitting machines like back in the day from Merino wool blend for classic performance and easy care and featuring chainstitch logos, vintage zippers and traditional back cargo pockets, the 1973 Swiss National Jersey pays homage to the first ever World Cyclocross Championship held in England at Crystal Palace, London, on February 25th, 1973. A defining moment in the history of the sport as it marked the definitive transition to modern Cyclocross.