1968 Italy Merino Jersey
The place is Imola, Italy. The date is September 1st, 1968. Two big favorites: Merckx and Gimondi. One record breakaway: 9’50”. With an incredible athletic gesture Vittorio Adorni goes solo about 90km before the finish line and wins the World Road Championship with a record that still stands today, after 53 years. The Italia 1968 jersey is meant to celebrate one of the most epic pages of the sport by replicating exactly the same 100% pure new wool construction on old-school, warp knitting machines as back in the day, same shade of classic Italian blue, same Italian badge that has first been embroidered on a piece of cloth and then chainstitched, same nylon zipper and lastly same pocket layout. Rigorously made in Italy.
Inspired by classic cycling shoes from the Sixties and the Seventies, the SuperPista is a masterpiece of craftmanship. Entirely hand-made in the famous Riviera del Brenta in the Italian North East where almost 95% of the world’s luxury shoes are still made, the SuperPista is obtained from 100% full grain calfskin, vegetable-tanned with traditional techniques. Stronger and more durable than their popular old-school predecessors, the SuperPista are finished with a grip rubber bottom over a real leather sole and have been reinforced with a carbon insert for more pedaling power. An integral heel redefine this all-time classic to be comfortable on & off the saddle.