G.S. Solo Superia Retro Team Bib Shorts

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This is a pre-sale product from our 2022 Retro Collection. Products will be shipped in July 2022. 

Eddy Merckx is well known for riding in the iconic Molteni / Arcore team jersey and possibly less so the Peugeot team jersey. But Eddy Merckx first turned professional in April 1965 when he started his journey as a pro rider with Rik van Looy's Solo-Superia team.

Handmade in Italy, these bib shorts are constructed using MITI Green Soul recycled fabrics. With laser-cut leg grippers combined with high-wicking lightweight mesh straps, these bib shorts have been designed with comfort and performance in mind.

  • Modern technology with Prendas retro style
  • Super soft Miti fabrics for just the right amount of stretch and support
  • High-wicking mesh straps to prevent over heating
  • 70mm laser cut leg grippers.
  • Low cut at the front for ease of use during café stops
  • Prendas multi-density chamois for optimal shock absorption and rapid sweat absorption
  • Made in Italy

Whilst history shows that Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time (sorry Lance) with 525 victories, at the time it was Rik van Looy who was the top dog in the Solo/Superia team.

Some thirty years before Cipo's Saeco team of the 1990s, it was Van Looy's red train that used to set him up for the bunch sprints. Looking at the team's roster, you'll see some very well known riders too with Peter Post, Patrick Sercu, Edward Sels and even GB's own Vin Denson in the team.

So the team had some great riders and had some great results but the real reason we decided to produce a replica jersey was the bold design that combined red, black and white (our favourite colour combination) and the fact that it's from such a golden era of cycling.

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