This is the spare wool team jersey that Stefano Colage had in his suitcase when he participated in the 1982 World Cycling Championships at Goodwood.
Manufacturer: Vittore Gianni
Associated Bike Brand: Unknown
Kindly sent to me by Robert, he met Stefano whilst racing bicycles in Toscana in 1982 and they became friends, with Stefano eventually giving Robert his spare jersey as a gift.
The jersey itself looks stunning - it's simple yet so easily recognisable with the azzurro blue along with the embroidered Scudetto on the chest. Made with 100% virgin wool by Vittore Gianni of Milano, the jersey is a little damaged with holes on the collar and back of the pockets, but I feel that all adds to the charm of it.
Date Submitted: 21 Sep 2016