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The 1953 Italian National team jersey is one of the most iconic cycling jersey design ever. Worn by the 7 Italian cyclists who rode at the 1953 World Road Championship in Lugano, Switzerland including Fausto Coppi who won the race, it features the classic Italian blue ground (traditionally adopted on all national team uniforms, despite the sport) and expecially the embroidered Italia badge on the chest to include the tricolor flag underneath a lighter blue ground with golden lettering.
The seven riders who wore the blue jersey were Coppi, Defilippis, Fornara, Gismondi, Magni, Petrucci and Rossello. Albani, was supposed to be the eight rider but he was forced to retire before the race started. The Italian team manager was Alfredo Binda, one of the greatest Italian cyclist ever, winner of three World Championships and five Giro d'Italia.
Exclusive reissues are one-of-a-kind products as they are individually crafted mostly by hand with original machines and traditional techniques. Small imperfections are distinctive signes of authenticity and uniqueness. Photos may slightly differ from the actual product.