Rapha has revealed long sleeve versions of their popular Country Jersey today. So now you can honour the great cycling nations of Italy, Belgium and France and pay homage to the likes of Roger de Vlaeminck, Fausto Coppi or Louison Bobet.
They're based on the short sleeve jerseys with a central tricolour chest band, but use a heavier grade of Sportwool to provide good insulation as the temperature begins its gradual slide towards winter.
Three rear pockets described are as 'spacious' for carrying all your essentials on long training rides. The zip is, like the short sleeve jersey, quarter-length. There's a reflective tab on rear pocket and country embroidery on rear pocket and cuffs
Rapha only this week announced details of their autumn/winter range but decided to launch the Country jersey separately. Perhaps because they're available right now through Rapha's website for £140. Choose from six sizes.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.