From Retro Image Apparel
The Retro Co. proudly presents The Horton Collection Line. These jerseys are inspired by hand-selected vintage posters from the greatest collection of vintage cycling memorabilia in the world. Collector Brett Horton is regarded as the one of the foremost authorities on cycling posters and bicycle race history.
The 1935 World Championships saw an extremely rigorous race of 216km through the punishing cobblestone country roads of Belgium. After more than six hours in the saddle, Jean Aerts rewarded the patience of his home crowd by winning the race with the dominating margin of nearly three minutes over his nearest rival and more than nine minutes ahead of the third place finisher.
In 1943, while the world was at war, bicycle racing persisted in Spain. That year the 23rd Vuelta Catalonia, one of Spain's oldest races, was won by Spaniard Julian Berrendero. The official poster, illustrated by Pallare, richly captures the spirit of the race and denotes Pirelli's 3rd sponsorship of the event. Today, the prestige of the Vuelta Catalonia continues as it is a part of the UCI Pro Tour program, a designation confined exclusively to cycling's most important international races.
The art from the 1952 edition of the Vuelta Cataluna official race poster wonderfully captures the speed, excitement and power of this important international race depicting a lead rider and illustrating a sport in technological transition. That year saw a solid field of riders, many vying for a late season flash of glory. Spanish star Miguel Poblet set out to put his stamp on the race capturing the first stage at Montjuich. On the torturous 7 hour stage between Villanueva and Geltru de Berga a duel between Poblet and Italian Aldolfo Grosso emerged. At days end Poblet had regained the leaders jersey for good. The googles, double mounted water bottles and spare tires wrapped around the shoulders, all vestiges of the sport for many years, would fade in less than 10 years.
- High quality Euro Mesh fabric wicks away moisture
- 19-inch, 3/4 hidden zipper
- Three convenient rear pockets for storing essential gear