Italian National Team Wool Jersey by Vittore Gianni - Goodwood 1982

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Front of the Italian National Team Wool Jersey by Vittore Gianni - Goodwood 1982

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.

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Year: 1982

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.

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Date Submitted: 21 Sep 2016