Molteni Orange Retro Cycling Jersey - 1958-1976
A RedTed replica of Molteni's orange cycling jersey. This comfortable cycling jersey is a replica of the jersey of the Italian professional cycling team Molteni from the period 1958-1976. This jersey is from the Merckx period (1971-1976). A beautifully tightly cut performance shirt from Molteni.
Molteni was a former Italian cycling team, active from 1958 to the end of 1976. Molteni was a salami producer based in Arcore, in the Milan region. Molteni won 663 stages as a cycling team. Many of these stages won are in the name of Molteni's most famous cyclist: Eddy Merckx. This famous Belgian cyclist has won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia five times.
Molteni won 663 stages as a cycling team. Many of these stages won are in the name of perhaps the most famous cyclist in the service of Molteni, Eddy Merckx. Eddy is by far the greatest rider ever and has won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia five times.
The Molteni team was built in the period 1971-1976 around the leader Merckx. During this Merckx period, the team consisted of a mix of Belgian and Italian riders. The Belgian acquaintances included the cyclists Joseph Bruyère, Jef de Schoenmaecke, Frans Mintjens, Jos Spruyt, Jos Huysmans and Vic van Schil. Super servant was 1971 and 1972 "Monsieur Bordeaux-Paris" Herman van Springel. In the period Merckx the team consisted almost exclusively of Belgian riders, in 1974 the Italian Molteni consisted of only Belgian cyclists. Two Dutch riders rode for Eddy, in the first year in 1971 it was Rini Wagtmans and in the last year (1976) Cees Bal. Two famous Italian cyclists who were part of this cycling team were Gianni Motta and Marino Basso. These Italian cyclists had respectively 48 and 34 stage wins to their name. In 1976 Molteni finally stopped sponsoring the cycling team.
Eddy '"The Cannibal" Merckx - Molteni
The RedTed Retro collection - Sport Fashion with a hug
- Wide elastic / silicone band on the sleeve
- Wide elastic / silicone band at the bottom of the front
- Narrow elastic / silicone band at the bottom of the back
- Polyester with spherical micro-hole pattern (breathable)
- Finished with flat seams (firm and no chafing)
- Long and durable hidden YKK zipper
- 3 spacious back pockets closed by an elastic band
- Aerodynamic / slim fit
- Italian size from XS to 5XL (choose 1 size larger than your usual size)
Please note! Italian sizing - choose one size larger than your normal clothing size.