Marco Pantani (Il Pirata) tee shirt

£29

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Marco Pantani Stage 15 Tour de France 1998 t shirt The t shirt design references key events in Pantani’s palmares. His wins in Le Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, maillot jaune, maglia rosa and the KoM jersey and the French and Italian flags. The KoM jersey is featured not because Pantani won it, though I am sure he wore it, but because he was a classic Grimpeur. Climbs were where he expressed himself and did real damage. The drawing is taken from an image of him climbing Col du Galibier on Monday July 27 1998 on stage 15 of Le Tour from Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes. He is rounding a hairpin bend looking forward to what comes next. Quite a bit more of the same was the answer though he does not seemed concerned at the prospect. Bring it on. This is the stage where Pantani essentially won the ’98 Tour putting 8m57s into Jan Ulrich, turning a deficit of a couple of minutes at the start of the stage into a lead of over six minutes at the finish of it. The stage was brutal, featuring Col de La Croix de Feu, Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier and finally about 9km of 6% cat 1 up to Les Deux Alpes. On the day the weather was tough: wind, rain, low cloud; cold as they went over the tops of the passes and wet treacherous roads on the descents. Express your admiration for a mercurial athletic talent, wear our Marco Pantani t shirt.

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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