Cycling’s most legendary kits embody the feats of the riders who wore them. – By Chris Sidewells
In his new book, The Art of the Cycling Jersey, published by Rodale, Yorkshire, UK-based author Chris Sidwells explores the history of cycling’s most iconic jerseys (including some worn by his uncle and hero, British world road champion Tom Simpson). Here are some of his favourites.
It was the manner and margin of Italian rider Fausto Coppi’s victories that gave the Bianchi jersey its place in cycling. When Coppi won, he was almost always alone, and almost always minutes in front of the next rider.