Rapha’s New La Centieme Collection Commemorates Every TDF Champion Since 1903

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Designed by Ultan Coyle (reigning UK 24-Hour TT Champion, 488.99 miles), the mosaic pattern you see across Rapha’s limited edition La Centieme line is made up of tiles that each represent a rider’s nickname or origin.  The collection includes a cap, jersey, musette, silk scarf, water bottle and t-shirt (not pictured here).  Pull through for more pics.

 

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Rapha’s La Centieme mosaic pattern dominates the 100% cotton, slim fit t-shirt.  The shirt is available in blue or red, sizes XS-XXL for $60 and features a reflective rear tab.

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The handmade in England silk scarf shows off the Centieme pattern best and can be used as a fun TDF centerpiece as you and your friends attempt to guess which champion each tile represents at your next TDF viewing party (Rapha must have decided to highlight the positive side of the tour since there aren’t any needle tiles, kind of refreshing).
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The La Centième Jersey incorporates a combination of retro and modern features such as a 39% merino wool, 61% polyester fabric blend and buttoned collar and pockets, the holes of which can be used for audio cables.  The jersey is cut longer in the front so it can be worn casually, perhaps at said TDF party.  Available in XS-XXL for $220.

Comments

BT - 06/14/13 - 9:08am

Did they use syringes for symbols for the tour champions that were subsequently stripped of their titles due to doping?

PROEDGEBIKER.COM - 06/14/13 - 9:18am

LOL! BT!

Rork - 06/14/13 - 11:28am

The gigantic “La centième” on the front ruins an otherwise nice looking jersey, imo.

p - 06/14/13 - 11:58am

Wow, at that cheap price, i’ll take a dozen…. #not

vectorbug - 06/14/13 - 1:12pm

It’s got to be kind of frustrating (but an honor at the same time) to bust your ass through school and your career to eventually get a job at a fantastic place like Rapha or Giro/Easton/Bell as a designer just to have an athlete waltz in and design something like the Empire shoes or this stuff.

sardinian rider - 06/14/13 - 2:06pm

pointless and stupidly expensive,perfect for those who ride pointless and stupidly expensive Ti or steel bikes.

Ham-planet - 06/14/13 - 5:35pm

Why do the Empire shoes get so much flak? When did laces stop being acceptable for use as a shoe closure? They look much more aero than most other road shoes to me, too.

RED - 06/14/13 - 9:27pm

I love when they make stuff that I DON’T want to buy,

They’ve been saving me a lot of money this past year….

JimmyZ - 06/14/13 - 10:57pm

I actually saw someone wearing the livestrong bracelet today, so there is one potential customer. I tried to hate these products, but I could not. They seem cool to me, and I have never even shaved my legs in my life.

Johnny Hall - 06/16/13 - 5:57am

Hey vectorbug, Ultan Coyle, is a professional designer (who busted his ass through school, and works full time for Rapha). He also happens to be an accomplished amateur long distance time triallist too.

He’s definitely not an athlete who has just waltzed in.

MaLóL - 06/16/13 - 9:11am

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Lou - 06/16/13 - 1:41pm

Oh, I really like this jersey, love the color, and the band on the sleeve, and the retro cool buttons, and the OH MY GOD WHAT? WHY IS THAT FONT ON THERE? WHY IS LA CENTIEME SO BIG?

How did a company renowned for simple, stylish wear, let this thing get out the door?

james - 06/16/13 - 6:23pm

$60 for a cotton t-shirt? give me a break…

Durishin - 06/18/13 - 9:56am

I wonder why, on the Rapha website, they refer to the material as being a “high-wicking and breathable fabric.” That turned me off of the purchase right away. Had I known it was sportwool not some recycled Coke-bottle crap I’d have bought it right away. If I want plastic jerseys, I’ll pay FAR less somewhere else.

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