Jollj Ceramica/Padova Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve

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

We are delighted to reintroduce this accurate replica Jollj Ceramica retro jersey back into the Prendas retro peloton for the 2017 spring/summer season!


  • Exclusive to Prendas!
  • Great Retro Look!
  • Energy fabric
  • 14cm Front Zip
  • Three Rear Pockets
  • Made in Italy by Santini
  • Design by Fergus



We recently asked a leading authority on Italian cycling Herbie Sykes to give us some background on the team.

The owner of JolljCeramica, Franceschini, was a cycling nut from Padua, in the Veneto. His idol was the Padovano Olympic and World champion pursuiter, Leandro Faggin. Through him he became involved in the sport, and ultimately started sponsoring an amateur team.

Faggin died in 1970, aged just 37, but Franceschini carried on regardless. Jollj made it their business to find the best young riders from the Veneto, one of the bulwarks of the Italian cycling industry. In 1972 they engaged a new DS, a former pro’ named Marino Fontana. He’d been working at Molteni, but had fallen out of favour when new signing Eddy Merckx brought his own cadre along.

That June, one of Fontana’s new charges, a brilliant 20-year-old named Giovanni Battaglin, stormed to the amateur Giro d’Italia. Prodigious against the watch and untouchable in the mountains, Battaglin was pure class on a bike. He looked for all the world the stage racing prototype, and promptly became the hottest property in Italian cycling. The pro’ teams started lining up for his signature, with Bianchi at the head of the queue. Battaglin had taken to training with their new world champion, fellow Veneto Marino Basso. He and DS Vitorio Adorni convinced Battaglin that he ought to join them at Italy’s most famous team. That way he’d learn the mestiere in the company of the great Felice Gimondi, now entering the autumn of his career. Then, in a year or two, he’d supplant him at the top of both the Bianchi hierarchy and that of Italian stage racing.

Three days before Bianchi’s great coup, however, Battaglin took a call from Fontana. He’d convinced Franceschini to put the money up, he told him, and to build a new pro’ team around him. He needn’t play second fiddle to Gimondi, but would instead lead the team at the Giro. Moreover his gregari from the amateur Giro, Bazzan, Conton and Baldan, would follow him into the pro’ ranks. They’d grown up together as cyclists, and now they would ride the corsa rosa together…

The rest, as they say, is history. Battaglin rode superbly in finishing third at the Giro, a race otherwise notable for Merckx’ utter domination. He was promptly installed as the next big thing (think Fabio Aru, only more so), but would be usurped by a team mate two years later. Fausto Bertoglio had the head and heart of a gregario, but the legs of a champion. Detailed to work for Battaglin at the Giro, he couldn’t stop winning time trials, and when Battaglin collapsed found himself wearing pink. He sealed victory in an epic final day dual with the Spaniard Galdos on the Stelvio, and the legend of the Jollj Ceramica cycling team took flight.

Our sincere thanks once again go to Herbie Sykes - whose books Coppi and Maglia Rosa are both extremely well-researched books - especially if you want to do "the knowledge" on all things Italia

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