1967 Salvarani Italian Champion Jersey
Another De Marchi exclusive, the 1967 Salvarani Italian Champion Jersey is mean to honor Italy's greatest cyclo-crosser: Renato Longo. A gregario to Gimondi, Motta and Adorni, Longo found his way to the top in cyclocross and won 5 World Championships and 12 National ones in between 1959 and 1972.
A Vittorio Veneto native, Longo has been one of the greatest living ambassador for De Marchi and a true local hero.
This 100% Merino wool replica is still made on those same old-school machines as back in the day in Longo's hometown and features original chainstitch embroidery, three back cargo pockets plus two on the front with real mother-of-pearl buttons.
The Salvarani Italian Champion long sleeve jersey is perfect for Fall and Winter training thanks to Merino’s unique thermal properties with relatively light weight.
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.