Reveling in the glory days is a favorite cycling pastime. Amongst the most deified of cycling’s greatest moments sits the 1974 Giro d’Italia. In a striking tribute Rapha has unveiled a commemorative collection that honors that historic 57th edition of Italy’s Grand Tour. Raise your demitasse in an espresso salute, next…
Remaining the smallest margin of victory the Giro has ever seen the Cannibal Merckx triumphed over the Italian Gianbattista Baronchelli by a mere 12 seconds — the 1974 World Champion Felice Gimondi took third with only 33 seconds in deficit. Such romantically pure racing, deserving of commendation, can now be on your shoulders.
Eddy took the Giro win in Molteni’s iconic orange with the number 1 pinned to his back.
Baronchelli rode for SCiC as number 132.
The World Champion, number 11, flew the colors of Bianchi-Campagnolo.
Each ’74 Giro jersey uses Rapha’s Classic Jersey’s merino blend, and partial zip. Each can be had for $220. See more detailed pics, and purchase here.