“You are murderers! Yes, you are! “More words Octave Lapize had not left for the organizers of the Tour de France. That was in 1910. In that year the most famous cycling race in the world passed the ‘Col Du Tourmalet’ for the first time, the highest road in the French Pyrenees. At that time not much more than a narrow path looped over the 2.112m pass.
Impassable underground, wild bears, horrible weather condition and last but not least equipment, heavy as lead, got to the drivers. The race bikes did not have any shifting systems. The inhuman stages came up to four hundred kilometers a day. The rider’s equipment was what he could carry with. There were no team cars, no spare parts. Sometimes even accepting foreign aid was against the rules !
The orwi vintage jersey is directly linked to this time, when the first professional riders started wearing cycling jerseys. Jerseys of that kind were worn up in the fifties – a chest pocket, three buttoned back pockets. To prevent elongation of the jersey special bracers connected front and rear pockets with one another over the shoulder. The turtleneck can be unbuttoned laterally over the shoulder. Made from 100 % Merino wool. Made in Germany .
And because then jerseys were not off-the-shelf articles, individuality is importent to us. Your orwi Vintage is unique. Choose a color, we will do it for you. On order only. Inquire here!