When Team Sky appointed Rapha as their new clothing sponsor at the beginning of the year, the London-based clothing firm set about launching a three-tier clothing range to cover a range of prices for different riders. So you can buy the Pro jersey that's the same as the team race in, a cheaper version that Rapha call a replica jersey, and the the Supporter jersey, a relaxed fit design that is now available in a special Bradley Wiggins edition. It costs £45, which by Rapha standards is pretty cheap.
The new Supporter's Wiggo Jersey looks very much like the jersey Brad races in, but it’s made in a much more relaxed fit for those who don’t want the second skin look - not always so flattering. It's likely that this jersey will be worn off the bike - ideal for shouting your support for Brad from the side of the road in his next race... whenever that might be.
As well as the £45 adults jersey, there’s a £35 jersey for children. Both are made from a breathable polycotton fabric with two large pockets and a quarter-length zip. The have the signature blue central stripe and arm band and the same logos as feature on the pro jerseys. This edition includes Wiggo’s surname, mod target logo and Union Jack details. His palmares are printing on the rear of the jersey.
Wiggo isn’t having a great season this year, having pulled out of the Giro d’Italia with a spot of man flu [we're not completely sure that's how Team Sky described it - Ed], and it’s now looking like he might not race the Tour de France due to a knee injury, so you show your supportwith this jersey.
It’s available in six sizes from www.rapha.cc
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.