The Castelli Giro d’Italia Heritage Maglia Nera Jersey pays homage to the Maglia Nera, the jersey awarded to the Giro’s last place finisher between 1946 and 1951. Like being dubbed the Tour’s Lanterne Rouge, receiving the Maglia Nera was considered a badge of honour, signalling that the wearer had fought to the finish and reached the end of three Odyssean weeks in the saddle. In fact, some cyclists deliberately wasted time to try and get their hands on it.
That being the case, the Giro d’Italia Heritage Maglia Nera Jersey is a rich affair, having been crafted in Italy from a luxurious mixture of 50/50 merino wool and polyester. It offers incredible moisture management when you’re putting in the miles, while simultaneously feeling super soft against your skin and offering a degree of stretch.
It looks special too, with its raised, textured black-on-black Giro d’Italia logo and gold toned zipper, shaped like that never-ending spiral, the Trofeo Senza Fine. Three back pockets complete the pro rider look while helping to make this indulgent jersey a practical garment to cycle all day in.
- Harks back to the history of Italy’s Grand Tour.
- Soft, stretchy and wicking due to its 50/50 merino wool/polyester makeup.
- Tone-on-tone Giro d’Italia wordmark on the front, with rubberised Giro logo on the sleeve
- Gold-toned zipper honours the winner’s trophy
- Three back pockets
- Weight 150g (L)
Castelli Cycling is the most innovative, stylish and prestigious cycling clothier in the world. Decades of pro cycling development and a passion for perfection in materials, cut and performance has seen the brand reinvent cycle wear time after time. From the first Lycra shorts to sublimated printing, the game-changing Gabba and aerodynamic apparel, Castelli continues to set a path that others can only follow while maintaining generations of Italian heritage. Read more about Castelli.
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