Coppi Tee


Gildan softstyle ringspun navy tee.
Three colour screen print in Italian tricolore green, white & red to front.
S Chest 34-36" Width 44cm Height 67cm
M Chest 38-40" Width 47cm Height 71cm
L Chest 40-44" Width 53cm Height 74cm
Care instructions: Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colours. Tumble dry medium. Iron inside out. Do not iron directly over printed area. Do not dry clean.
Composition: 100% combed ringspun cotton.

This tee celebrates the legendary Il Campionissimo, Fausto Coppi. He was the foremost cyclist in the years after the second World War. He was an all-rounder, excelling in climbing, time trialling and sprinting. He was equally adept on the road and on the track. His rivalry with Gino Bartali was front page news - two Italians which could not be more different from each other - in their background and their style. Italians flocked to watch the two race - their achievements raising the morale and prestige of the Italian people at a time of severe hardship post war. His celebrity at home was extraordinary. He won the Giro d'Italia five times (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953), the Tour de France twice (1949 and 1952), and the World Championship in 1953. He was a fantastic Classics rider too, winning the Giro di Lombardia five times, Milan–San Remo three times, as well as a win at Paris–Roubaix. He also set a new hour record (45.798 km) in 1942. On top of his achievements on the bike, Coppi was the smartly coiffured hair, snappy dresser, sunglasses wearing epitome of Italian cool. His image today stands the test of time. Walk along the Italian riveria this Summer and you'll see plenty a stylish man, but none quite as cool as Fausto Coppi.