Italian Champion Merino Jersey
Worn by Fiorenzo Magni in 1954, the tricolor national champion design sports the classic Italian flag colors: Green, white, red. It was among the first champions jerseys ever made with a zipper and it was originally made by De Marchi for Fiorenzo Magni back in the day. The year is 1954 and the Italian Road Championship ends in Legnano with the traditional Coppa Bernocchi, to honor the local entepreneur and philanthropist. It's the 5th stage and for the first time is held as a chrono. Coppi wins easy and Magni is only 7th overall but beacuse of the advantage he accumulated on the previous 4 stages he will end up in triumph. At the ceremony he is awarded a classic tricolor jersey sporting the Italian national flag colors, with a traditional buttoned collar but after a few weeks as he heard De Marchi was making zippered jerseys he asked Emilio De Marchi tro make one for him which he wore throughout the whole year he kept the title.
This accurate replica is made in Italy on original old school, warp-knitting machines from a 12-gauge title Merino wool blend and features 2 chest and three rear buttoned pockets, a vintaged YKK 1/4 zipper and embroidered De Marchi logo on chest.
Made from Australian Merino ventilated wool and Lycra for an unrestricted fit, the classic wool short is a replica of those worn until the eighties by most professional teams, updated with the best chamois technology available: Elastic Interface Endurance pad provides maximum comfort thanks to high density padding foam and total hygiene via bacteria-static construction. Made in Italy.