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 shirt of the Italian professional cycling team Molteni from the period 1958-1976. A heavier quality shirt from the Merckx period (1971-1976). This RedTed wilderness shirt has a somewhat longer smooth border at the sleeves and a long quality zip from YKK. The cycling shirt is finished at the bottom with an elastic band with silicone - at the front this is a somewhat wider band. This keeps the jacket well in place during cycling.
Molteni was a former Italian cycling team, active from 1958 until the end of 1976. Molteni was a salami manufacturer based in the town of Arcore, hence the addition 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
- Wide elastic / silicone band on the sleeve
- Wide elastic / silicone band at the bottom of the front
- Narrow elastic / silicone band at the bottom of the back
- Polyester with spherical micro-hole pattern (breathable)
- Finished with flat seams (firm and no chafing)
- Long and durable hidden YKK zipper
- 3 spacious back pockets closed by an elastic band
- Aerodynamic / slim fit
- Italian size from XS to 5XL (choose 1 size larger than your usual size)
Pay attention! Italian sizing - choose one size larger than your normal clothing size.