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Rapha Paul Smith Team Issue Jersey sells out in 20 minutes - and raises funds for a good cause

White jersey with rainbow design raises money for Japan earthquake victims

When Rapha emailed yesterday evening to announce that a new limited edition jersey had gone on sale, the advice was that anyone wanting to get their hands on one had better be quick – and they weren’t kidding. Just 20 minutes later, another email arrived from North London to tell us that the team issue jersey designed by none other than Sir Paul Smith and intended to raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake had already sold out.

Only 150 of the white, skintight jerseys that incorporate a rainbow stripe design had been made, and with 800 people having already expressed interest, demand was likely to be strong. The jerseys, which also feature a slogan saying ‘Every Day Is A New Beginning’ were first worn by Rapha Condor Sharp riders at the IG Markets London Nocturne at Smithfield Market earlier this month, won by Team Sky’s Alex Dowsett.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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