Retro Cycling Jersey Molteni Long Sleeves Black - 1958-1976
A RedTed replica of the black cycling jersey of Molteni. This is a RedTed replica of the cycling jersey of the Italian professional cycling team Molteni from the period 1958-1976. Molteni was a salami manufacturer based in the town of Arcore, hence the suffix Arcore. Molteni won as a cycling team 663 stages. Many of the stages won by Molteni are credited to its most famous rider: Eddy Merckx. This Belgian rider won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia five times.
There were many famous cyclists in this team such as the Italians Gianni Molta, Michele Dancelli, Marino Basso, the Swiss René Binggeli, the Luxembourg Edy Schütz and the German Rudi Altig. From 1971-1976, the Molteni team was built around its leader Eddy "the Cannibal" Merckx. In this Merckx period the team consisted of a mix of Belgian and Italian riders. The Belgian riders included Joseph Bruyère, Jef de Schoenmaecke, Frans Mintjens, Jos Spruyt, Jos Huysmans and Vic van Schil. In 1971 and 1972 "Monsieur Bordeaux-Paris" Herman van Springel was the super-skipper. In the Merckx period the team consisted almost exclusively of Belgian riders, in 1974 the Italian Molteni team consisted of only Belgian riders. There were two Dutch riders for Eddy, in the first year in 1971 it was Rini Wagtmans and in the last year (1976) Cees Bal. Two well-known 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 on their name. In 1976 Molteni stopped sponsoring the cycling team definitively.
The RedTed Retro Collection - Sport fashion with a hug
This tightly cut, long-sleeved cycling shirt is made of processed silky fabric consisting of 5% spandex and 95% polyester. It is very suitable for sportswear; it is elastic, smooth and has a silky feel. It has a lasting slight shine that will make it look like new after a few years. The 3 back pockets are made of 100% polyester and are therefore less elastic - this is to prevent the filled pockets from 'sagging'. There is a long, high quality YKK zip at the front, the wide elastic band at the front and the silicon band at the back ensure that the shirt stays perfectly in place.
Attention: Italian sizes! Choose one size bigger than your usual clothing size. See size chart for measurements.