St Raphael Geminiani Quinquina Retro Jersey

Size Guide
Size Guide: Santini Short Sleeve Jerseys
All size guides on the Prendas website have been specifically prepared to help you get the right size garment. We do not use generic charts from manufacturers, we measure every garment that we sell.

For this garment, "Harry" the mannequin (which the vast majority of our product photographs are taken on) wears a size Large and he measures chest 39"/ 99cm, height 6`0"/ 183cm. It is worth noting that our sizing recommendations are based on a close fit, so if you want a bit of room, it is sometimes advisable to go up one size.

Summary Guide:
Chest Size Up to 32in 32-34in 34-36in 36-38in 38-40in 40-42in 42-44in 44-46in 46-48in 48-50in 50-52in 52-54in 53-55in

Detailed Guide:
The detailed size guide allows you to compare an existing garment that you own, measure it like we've done (taking all measurements from the outside, with the garment lying flat) and then compare the sizing.

Picture showing where you need to measure your jerseys to determine what size you will need.
Chest: Lay the garment flat and measure between the lowest point of the arm seams.

Front: The length at the centre, from the top of the collar to the bottom of the hem.

Back: The length at the centre back, from the top of the collar to the bottom of the hem.

Sleeve Length: Measure from the bottom of the collar to the end of the sleeve.

Size Chest
Front Back Sleeve
XXS - - - -
XS 45cm 52cm 65cm 36cm
S 48cm 55cm 68cm 37cm
M 49cm 57cm 71cm 37cm
L 52cm 61cm 74cm 39cm
XL 54cm 62cm 76cm 41cm
XXL 56cm 63cm 78cm 42cm
3XL 58cm 64cm 80cm 43cm
4XL 60cm 64cm 80cm 44cm
5XL 62cm 65cm 82cm 46cm
6XL 64cm 64cm 82cm 46cm
7XL 66cm 64cm 83cm 46cm
8XL 67.5cm 64cm 83cm 46cm

If you do not see your size listed below we will be very happy to inform you when our next delivery arrivesat the end of February.

Made famous by Jacques Anquetil, this retro short sleeve jersey is a revised version of our tried and trusted original, one of many designs during the team's timeline from mid '50's to 1964. 

With so many variations to choose from, it was a tough choice when revising this classic retro jersey but we've gone for one of the many 1958 variations with it's bold and dramatic lettering.



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Despite the many high profile riders associated with the team such as founder Raphael Geminiani, Jacques Anquetil, Tom Simpson, Roger Riviere etc. we like to think of the team as the spiritual home of Yorkshire hero Brian Robinson.

He was a true pioneer and opened the door for many Brits looking to make a pro career in Europe. Brian spent many years riding for St-Raphaël in all their incarnations, taking major wins in the biggest races, including two Tour de France stages and the overall in 1961 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

The team name came from sponsors St-Raphaël who manufactured an aperitif popular at the time. The team had several co-sponsors during their existence, Campagnolo, Dunlop, Helyett, Hutchinson, Gitane and Quinquina (a subsidiary of St-Raphaël). The years 1959 & 1960 saw St-Raphaël replaced on the jersey by Rapha which was the inspiration for the UK clothing brand. In 1961 however, St-Raphaël returned to the jersey.

With so many variations to choose from, it was a tough choice when revising this classic retro jersey but we have gone for one of the many 1958 variations as modelled by "Gem" (Geminiani) in this classic photo. We suspect it was taken at the 1958 Bordeaux-Paris, a monster of an event @ approx 560kms/350 miles which was partly "Derny" paced. Bordeaux–Paris began to lose prestige in the 1980s. It required special training and clashed with riders' plans to compete in the Vuelta a España or Giro d'Italia stage races. Fields began to dwindle and the last motor-paced version was 1985; three non-paced versions were held from 1986 but 1988 proved the last as a professional race.

Brian Robinson excelled at the 1958 edition with a remarkable 5th place only 9.03 mins down on Frenchman Jen-Marie Cieleska's winning time of............14hours 36mins 26secs!!!! Fascinating interview with Brian here.

Brian is a man who has been there, done that and currently holds the position of president of the Dave Rayner Fund who provide support for aspiring pro British cyclists abroad - which we fully support through sales of our Rocket Espresso range.

We have opted for a 14cm short zip on the St Raphael / Geminiani retro jersey as although there are plenty of customers who prefer a longer zip for riding in hotter climates, there are an equal number that would rather not have the zip cut through the design of the jersey - despite what a good job Santini now do with their fully covered zips that feature on the following full zip summer cycling jerseys available at Prendas Ciclismo.

If you need a matching pair of socks, we'd recommend the bold DeFeet Aireator 6" Barnstormer Fuse socks, we think that they perfectly complement the jersey!

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