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Part 2 - October 7th

More threads from Foska, Rapha and Campagnolo

By Ben Atkins

Rapha’s new
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Rapha Condor’s
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New colours
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Lovely retro wool stuff
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The Merckx Molteni-inspired
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Be strong to the finish
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Rapha’s new training diary:
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The classic Foska AtoZ jersey:
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Foska’s new version
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Fuller’s ESB:
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Geddit?
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Foska

Novelty jersey manufacturers Foska have yet more designs on show. After the success of their Fuller’s London Pride (beer) jersey, they have produced an ESB version - another brand from the same brewery. One of their most popular designs is their Marmite jersey, so there is a new version of this procaliming that the wearer is 'Great in Bread' (geddit?). For those of you not yet acquainted with fine English cuisine (be on the lookout for my forthcoming publication on the subject - one of the world's shortest books), Marmite is a spread made from yeast extract, with Marmite on toast being a national dish. I'm not sure if there's a US equivalent, but for Aussie readers, think Vegemite - but nicer. Another new one they’re particularly proud of features the handsome visage of Popeye the Sailor, perfect for those of us who like our spinach!

Rapha

New from Rapha this year is their winter training cap. Based on the old traditional Belgian winter cap, it's a similar shape to their racing caps with flaps to keep your ears warm on those chilly Flemish mornings. Made from the usual Rapha blend of modern and traditional materials, it’s thin enough to be worn under a helmet. Rapha also have two new colour options for their merino wool training jersey. One is purple with a yellow band around one sleeve - inspired by Raymond Poulidor’s Mercier jersey. The other is a Merckx Molteni-inspired one in Black with a brown stripe. For the cyclist who has everything, they present their training diary. Bound in leather and produced by a Bond Street diary printer - it’s a must for everyone’s Christmas stocking!

Campagnolo

As well as their vast range of clothing in modern fabrics, Campagnolo have a selection of beauiful retro wool jerseys. Gotta love that celeste version!

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