I really love the special edition jerseys that Rapha produces, especially when it’s for a man like Marco “the Pirate” Pantani. Now, Pantani was by no means a saint, but as a key figure in professional cycling’s history, Rapha is commemorating him by donating proceeds from the sales of this jersey to the Pantani Foundation.
Pick one up at Rapha and check out more details below!
To understand Rapha’s commemoration of Pantani, and our association with The Pantani Foundation, please read this Q&A with Rapha CEO, Simon Mottram.
Tom Southam has written an essay for Rapha and it is fantastic, Il Pirata: The Saint And The Sinner
High performance jersey for the heat and high mountains with a commemorative design. The jersey’s main fabric is comfortable against the skin and also fast drying. This main fabric – in Giro d’Italia pink – has a pattern inspired by the graffiti of devoted fans, still visible on the climbs which Pantani conquered.
Composition: 100% polyester
Color : Pink
Availability beginning April 30, 2014
Accompanying Pantani bandana
Specially commissioned graphics
Extremely lightweight proprietary fabric
Breathable mesh side panels
Highly breathable and fast drying
Three rear and internal zip pocket(s)