Gitane-Leroux Retro Team Jersey

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This was Tom Simpson’s 1962 team, and the one he said backed him to the hilt. He turned pro at the end of 1959 and raced for two and a half years with St Raphael, but although the team wanted to keep him when his contract expired at the end of 1961, Jacques Anquetil was joining and Simpson wanted to race against him not for him in the Tour de France.

It was a good move, despite still being relatively inexperienced at the age of 24 Simpson finished 6thoverall in the 1962 Tour. And on stage 12 at the height of the race in the Pyrenees, he became the first British cyclist ever to wear the yellow jersey of race leadership.

His final overall position could have been higher than sixth as well. He was lying 3rd overall on the final mountain stage, but a crash and subsequent broken fingers dropped him down the standings.   

Our retro team jerseys are handmade in our Italian factory using the very best technical fabrics. Featuring a set-in sleeve with 4cm silicone gripper cuffs, they deliver a classic fit with a consistent stretch to ensure full freedom of movement.

With an array of details – including silicone grippers, reflective detailing, three rear cargo pockets plus a 4th coin zip pocket – our jerseys are perfect for looking the part at a vintage cycling festival, or just out for an all-day ride in the sunshine. 

 Specifications:

  • Great retro look!
  • Breathable Diamante technical fabric
  • UV protection
  • Full length zipper
  • Laser cut arm gripper cuffs
  • Silicon elastic hem
  • Three rear cargo pockets with 4th zipped valuables pocket
  • Made in Italy
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