To commemorate Tour de France’s first stop at the Col du Tourmalet, Rapha comes out with the limited edition Tourmalet Jersey.
It was 100 years ago, on July 21, 1910 when Stage 10 of the Tour arrived at the highest mountain in the Pyrenees. Alphonse Steines (Tour founder Henri Desgrange’s assistant) first checked the mountain for the Tour and after overcoming snow and getting lost, he sent a telegram to Desgrange, saying it was “Perfectly Acceptable”. This line soon became associated with the Tourmalet.
The Tourmalet Jersey has a Tourmalet logo on the chest and below it was the immortalized line Steine wrote, “Parfaitement Passable”. On the left arm of the jersey is a replica of Steine’s signature.
It has three large cargo pockets and a zipped pocket for your valuables. Made from merino-rich material, it has a slim fit design and a longer cut on the front so you can pair it with jeans or shorts.
The Rapha Tourmalet Jersey comes in a cream, green and grey color combination with a ribbed collar and cuffs for a vintage look. Retails for £135, it comes in sizes XS to XXL.